Concord Hospital Awarded $3,765 Grant for Arts in Cancer Care
Concord Hospital Therapeutic Arts and Activities Services (TAAS) has been awarded a grant of $3,765 for an innovative program entitled “Using the Arts to Support Families During Cancer Treatment”. The grant was awarded by the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts (NHSCA).
The funded project includes:
• Art With Heart: a monthly expressive art support group for children of cancer patients;
• Infuse It with Music: live therapeutic music provided chairside in the chemotherapy infusion room;
• An educational presentation for healthcare workers and the community about the benefits of the arts in cancer care.
The project is highly collaborative and involves staff of TAAS, Concord Hospital Payson Center for Cancer Care, Concord Hospital Professional Practice and Development, and New Hampshire Oncology-Hematology, in addition to therapeutic musicians and recent art therapy graduate interns.
For the past 25 years, TAAS has offered arts experiences and personalized diversionary activities to help people relax, feel creative and find delight in unexpected places while hospitalized. This grant is the first that Concord Hospital has received for the use of the arts specifically to support people during their cancer journey.