Body and Soul, The Art of Healing

If the purpose of art is to nourish and elevate the spirit, what more appropriate place to experience art than in a healthcare environment, where our sprit may encounter its greatest challenges. Body & Soul – The Art of Healing is an award winning non-profit organization designed to blend the numerous resources of Jacksonville’s Arts Community into an extensive offering for healthcare institutions. Through a variety of programs, Body & Soul is able to offer a comprehensive, cost-effective platform, tailored to the needs of specific healthcare venues. Body & Soul offers many programs designed to specifically to service the following Institutions and more:
  • Hospitals
  • Retirement & Assisted Living Communities
  • Psychiatric Facilities
  • Hospices

Body & Soul Programs

  • Arts in Action 45 minutes of live performances (music, dance, theater) after which patents and staff are invited to engage the artists in informal questions and commentary.
  • Room Service Strolling minstrels actually play at patients’ or residents’ bedsides. They also perform for groups of patients in restricted areas such as psychiatric units, dialysis and chemotherapy centers
  • Community Ticket Offering free or reduced rate tickets to public performances for staff, patients, and residents.  Can be combined with the Artist’s Voice program.
  • Art in Public Places Exhibiting art work (featuring Florida Artist) in designated galleries or waiting rooms, hallways, cafeteria, and other places open to the staff and the public.
  • Snap-Shots Providing disposable cameras to patients (ages 10 and above), to allow them to capture their healthcare experience on film, to be displayed as part of a collage or gallery showing.
  • Helping Hands Workshops and demonstrations of various art techniques.  To be presented with a group or on an individual patient to patient bases when appropriate.
  • C.A.P. (Children At Play) Giving child patients a  introduction to musical instruments by providing the opportunity for them to hear and play orchestral and acoustic instruments.  Also providing a chance for them to meet and ask questions of music professionals (performers and teachers), and higher education students.