Community Outreach Initiatives


Since 2004, the UNM Arts-In-Medicine program has been committed to bringing healing arts programming to communities across the state of New Mexico.

Our projects and collaborations offer creative encounters aimed at engaging participants in their innate powers of creativity and healing. Click below to learn more about our current initiatives.

Clinical Services

Healing Arts and Creative Encounters for patients and families, as well as staff and providers at The University of New Mexico Hospitals


Healing Arts Certificate Program for undergraduate and graduate students, healthcare professionals, and the community-at-large. One of the six courses offered is an optional study abroad course in southern Africa


Various projects to evaluate the program as a whole as well as specific interventions for specific populations

Community Outreach

Projects to promote and develop arts and health initiatives in local and regional community organizations and healthcare facilities

International Collaboration

Work with various international organizations and universities to promote and develop arts and healthcare programming in other countries; several projects currently underway in southern Africa