IAM Lab Launches COVID-19 NeuroArts Field Guide

As we grapple with the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are making and appreciating art as a way to cope, renew and restore.  People adjusting to life on lockdown have intuitively turned to the arts in every form—drawing, writing, singing, dancing, baking, crafting and more.  Research is proving that the arts are more than a feel-good, nice-to-have thing.  They are essential to our health and wellbeing, sustaining us during these unprecedented times and beyond.

The International Arts + Mind Lab has launched the COVID-19 NeuroArts Field Guide to share the science behind why and how the arts support our collective health, wellbeing and learning.  In this guide, we’ll look at issues created or exacerbated by the pandemic including loneliness, stress, burnout, anxiety, depression and grief and evidence-based arts activities that can help us. We hope these simple art ideas help you and your family find new and joyful ways to cope and feel better.

We would also like to hear from you: Are you, your loved ones or colleagues dealing with specific issues and want to learn more about art-based solutions?  Are you already using the arts to help you cope?   Please share your thoughts, ideas and concerns with us at [email protected].

To learn more, please visit our COVID-19 NeuroArts Field Guide.

Be well and stay safe,

🌈 The IAM Lab Team

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