COVID-19 NeuroArts Field Guide

Even before the pandemic, many of us engaged in art making or art appreciation to help us feel happier and healthier. Some of us draw, sing, dance or write. Others listen to our favorite music or story to feel a sense of calm.

In response to many requests about ways the arts can help us during the pandemic, IAM Lab has created the COVID-19 NeuroArts Field Guide. It offers easy-to-do art activities and simple explanations about the science behind them.

From stress and anxiety to loneliness and loss, we hope these evidence-based arts ideas help you and your family find new and joyful ways to cope and feel better during this unpredictable time.

2020 in Review: How the Arts Impacted Our Health

As the world struggled to contain the coronavirus, the arts could not be stopped. A cascade of creativity outbreaks emerged after pandemic restrictions like stay-at-home orders took effect. Was this unconscious return to the arts highlighting something essential to our collective wellbeing? Read on to see how the arts impacted our health and wellbeing in a year for the history books, 2020.

NeuroArts Tips

A Global Call to Art

The latest ideas from around the world on how to stay home, stay healthy and make the most of the arts for wellbeing

"This is precisely the time when artists go to work. There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal."
Toni Morrison