With illness, one faces endless limitations. As an artist, the possibilities are limitless.
The artistic process allows patients to examine, process and express their experience. It provides a sense of control while contending with an uncontrollable situation. It facilitates communication in an otherwise isolated experience. It is no coincidence that many of our greatest artists have suffered immense pain.
Art Rx has partnered with Keck School of Medicine of USC and Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work to educate, strategize and research innovative ways in which medical professionals can utilize the arts to relieve pain and bring comfort to those suffering from illness and trauma. USC’s establishment as a mecca of creative and scientific minds places the university in the ideal position to pioneer the developing space of arts and medicine.
We invite you to join us in helping medical professionals change the future of medicine by establishing a treatment culture in which patients can tap into their inner artists and fight a true Trojan battle against illness.