Our Mission

  • To activate the latent therapeutic power of arts on a global level.

  • To bring all forms of arts into the healthcare facilities and professional environments.

  • To develop innovative tools and products in the intersection of arts and health.

Our Programs

Comprehensive planning and new arts in health program development

Consulting and support

Tailored training programs for managers and artists

Evaluation and assessment services

“Arts in healthcare are not a luxury or commodity. They are the humble necessity.”

WHY ARTS IN HEALTH?

  • Important quality differentiator

  • Unique connector for diverse and multicultural healthcare environments

  • A new culture of contemporary healthcare

WHAT ARE THE CHALLENGES?

  • Implemented by non-experienced staff

  • Limited hospital resources

  • Lack of clear and tailored strategy

SOLUTION ARTOCENE

  • Team – dedicated to arts in health movement

  • Leadership – executive global expertise in leading healthcare organizations

  • Network – global arts and health worlds

WHY THERAPEUTIC ARTS?

CLINICAL BENEFITS

  • Lowers levels of anxiety and depression

  • Decreases stress levels

  • Improves mood

  •  Decreases perception of pain

  • Accelerates recovery in certain diseases

ECONOMIC BENEFITS

  • Staff retention

  • Shortens length of stay

  • Decreases use of pain medication

  • Higher employee and patient satisfaction scores

  • Improves overall hospital experience

OF SURVEYED PATIENTS INDICATED THEIR MOOD WAS IMPROVED BY VISUAL ART IN A CLEVELAND CLINIC STUDY

OF HEALTHCARE INSTITUTIONS INVEST IN THE ARTS AS A BENEFIT TO PATIENTS WELLBEING

OF HEALTHCARE INSTITUTIONS INVEST IN THE ARTS TO BENEFIT PATIENTS MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL RECOVERY

OF HEALTHCARE INSTITUTIONS INVEST TO HELP PATIENTS FAMILIES

OF SURVEYED PATIENTS INDICATED AN IMPROVED OVERALL HOSPITAL EXPERIENCE BECAUSE OF THE HOSPITAL’S ART COLLECTION IN A CLEVELAND CLINIC SURVEY

Use of arts during the preparation period for pediatric CT scans saved $567 per procedure; with at least four million CT scans performed annually, the potential cost savings exceeds $2.25 billion.

Arts reduce staff turnover: The cost of registered nurse turnover is approximately $67,100 per nurse.
(Jones, 2005)

Intersection and Innovation

Artocene is comprised of a unique group of experts from all corners of the world who focus on the therapeutic power provided by the arts. Working with architects, designers, evaluators and healthcare and arts professionals – we operate where arts and health intersect.

Our innovative programming is based on clinical experience and research. Artocene has created a revolutionary movement to improve the emotional, mental and physical health of those we touch. Our team will customize programming to your specific needs.

State of the Field Report 2009, Society for Arts in Healthcare, Washington DC, USA

Prevalence of Arts in Healthcare Programs

Types of Programs 2007

Arts in Healthcare Practitioners 2007

Why Healthcare Institutions Invest in the Arts

Supporting Communities

Artocene supports the development of arts in health programs in underprivileged healthcare settings.

Game Changer

Medical practitioners spend only 12-17% of their day with patients.
Rate of severe complications from diabetes is 40% lower in patients of doctors who rate high on the standard empathy scale.
Estimated more than 300,000 hospitals in the world today. Since the average length of stay is 5-7 days, hospitals become HOME to millions of people worldwide.

Who Are We

Iva Fattorini

Founder

Anita Boles

Senior Associate

Aksana Kavaliova

Music Therapist

Bahareh Amidi

Poetry Therapist

Carol Hammal

Art Psychotherapist

Catherine Harmer

Cognitive Neuroscientist

Donna Betts

Art Therapist

Girija Kaimal

Art Therapist

Jill Sonke

Senior Associate

Judy Rollins

Senior Associate

Lisa M. Wong

Senior Associate

Michèle Wood

Art Therapist

In The Press

ARTS, CREATIVITY AND THE GLOBAL CRISIS

Reimagining Identity, Otherness and The Possible

ARTS AND MEDICINE. THE PATH

Oxford, May 14 , 2019 Iva Fattorini, MD MSc, Founder Artocene

THE BENEFITS OF ARTS IN HEALTHCARE

Changes are taking place in clinical practice and healthcare. There is a growing realisation the technological developments we’ve seen in the last fifty years need to be complimented and supplemented by other interventions.

THE ART OF HEALING WITH ART AND MEDICINE – DR. IVA FATTORINI

As a doctor focused on international health, Dr. Iva Fattorini has had the opportunity to observe many patients from around the world and the ways in which they deal with their treatment. She noticed that for many patients once the medical tests are done, so much of their time is spent waiting.

DR. IVA FATTORIN & DEEPAK CHOPRA – ONE WORLD

As a doctor focused on international health, Dr. Iva Fattorini has had the opportunity to observe many patients from around the world and the ways in which they deal with their treatment.

ARTOCENE DIGITAL: TELEHEALTH PLATFORM FOR THERAPEUTIC ARTS

We are developing first of its kind digital platform to connect art therapists with clients transcending geographical, language or cultural barriers. Art therapy is a form and creative method of psychotherapy which encourages the use of arts as a form of self-expression, a growing trend and a "must-have" of the 21st century. However, very often geography limits its accessibility.

ARTS AND MEDICINE. DO IT

As a doctor who devoted professional life to integration of arts with medicine, I am often being asked, “Why do we need arts in medicine?” and, “Why would we spend money on arts instead of more important things?”

RENEE FLEMING TALKS BIPOLAR WITH OUR PAL

American soprano Renée Fleming and I gave this presentation tonight in Orlando at the Lake Nona Impact Forum about mental wellness, and I played from music by Schubert.

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