is the National Organization for
Arts in Health.
What We Do
NOAH is a catalyst for the collective voices of arts in health;
coordinating, advocating, and amplifying the impacts of the arts on health and wellbeing.
Arts in health is an integral component to health and wellbeing.
To unite, advance, and serve the field of arts in health.
Become a Member. Get Involved.
When you join NOAH, you’ll appear in our member directory map, have the opportunity to participate in our monthly Creative Response Forums, add your events to the NOAH Event Calendar, and join an open NOAH Committee.
Photo courtesy of Erin McGee Ferrell
What is Arts in Health?
Arts in health is a field dedicated to using the power of the arts to enhance health and well-being in diverse institutional and community contexts.
Comprised of many subfields and affiliated fields, arts in health supports health as defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), as “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
— Arts, Health, & Well-being in America, NOAH, 2017
Code of Ethics & Standards for Arts in Health Professionals
We’ve published NOAH-endorsed Code of Ethics and Standards for Arts in Health Professionals, foundational documents to further professionalization of the field.
Are you on the map? Our Members are listed in our National Arts in Health Directory!
You can search the directory by name, organization, location, or interests!
Ways to Engage
Creative Response Forums
Our member-driven Forums are monthly opportunities to communally identify and problem solve the inherent challenges we face in addressing today’s pressing topics: Covid-19, systemic racism in arts in health, healthcare provider burnout, and more.
Arts in Health Blog
We love to share our members’ news, events, call for proposals, publications, and job opportunities.
Volunteer with NOAH
Interested in sharing your time and talents with us? Reach out to us and find out how to get involved.
NOAH is taking action against systemic racism in the field of arts in health.
The NOAH Board and staff are committed to Antiracism. We have initiated and pledge to keep moving forward in the following ways…
Help Us Heal Our Healers
NOAH’s Arts for Resilience in Clinicians (ARC) project offers health care workers free art programs designed to help combat burnout and manage day-to-day pressures that can impact their mental wellbeing and work performance.
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Your support helps NOAH serve the collective voices of arts in health, amplifying the impact of the arts on health and wellbeing.
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