Children’s has partnered with seven major art institutions to support and implement unique, evidence-based programmatic partnerships that enrich the healing journeys of patients and families.
Find out more about our art partnerships:
- Children’s Theatre Company provides full and abridged professional productions to patients and families. Performances take place at Children’s own Star Studio with live streaming to children unable to travel.
- COMPAS brings artist-in-residency activities to play rooms, waiting rooms and patient rooms, and provides live performances at Children’s Star Studio.
- The Guthrie Theater and Children’s have partnered to create “The Hero’s Journey” workshops, designed for patients who have been discharged from the hospital. Hosted by Guthrie teaching artists, these workshops guide patients through creative storytelling and theater exercises to help children process and articulate the heroic story of their unique hospital experience.
- MacPhail Center for Music has created an early intervention program that uses music to enhance the physical, mental, and emotional development of premature infants. Families are invited into an ongoing music therapy experience using songs, movement, sensory stimulation, and massage to promote parental bonding and strengthen developmental skills.
- The Minneapolis Institute of Arts has partnered with Children’s to create a program called “Art Out of the Box,” which includes art activities brought to patients and families in their rooms and in public areas. Artwork produced by the patients is featured in galleries at both hospital campuses.
- Minnesota Children’s Museum has designed creative, healing areas for children, transforming playrooms, family resource centers, and waiting areas into fun and educational experiences.
- The Science Museum of Minnesota has designed interactive kiosks for Children’s – St. Paul Surgery Center and Emergency Department waiting spaces. Once funded, the kiosks will engage patients and families in topical and current science content, resulting in a fun and experiential learning opportunity.