Arts and Wellness
Atlantic Center for the Arts has launched an innovative Community Arts & Wellness Program with the support of the Pabst Foundation for the Charitable Arts that focuses on bringing artists with an arts and wellness based practice to support the community of New Smyrna Beach. ACA works with a wide range of artists and partners to establish an ongoing dynamic initiative that aim to increase the health and wellness of patients, artist, and caregivers.
As our Program approaches its one year anniversary, it has grown and expanded to reach residents and visitors of all ages—from 3 – 93. Our team of artists, music therapists, art therapists, and volunteers work together to provide meaningful experiences that accentuate well being through the arts.
Rooted in the National Center for Creative Aging’s Creative Caregiving Initiative and Creative Caregiving Guide, Atlantic Center for the Arts programs include, but are not limited to:
- Weekly visits to nursing homes and assisted living facilities.
- Providing a caregiver support group that assists both caregivers and their care recipients.
- Offering Arts & Wellness programming for NSB’s lower income Historic Westside.
- Offering Arts & Wellness workshops and classes that are open to the public.
Art and Wellness programs are supported in part by the Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation. The Mission of the Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation is to keep the spirit and passions of Winifred Johnson Clive alive by funding programs and organizations that she supported during her lifetime, and by responding to new organizations that embody and extend her philanthropic heritage. Accordingly, the Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation will fund projects benefiting her churches, education, the arts, and wildlife conservation. The Mission also encompasses projects which respond to the challenges of aging, promote the welfare of children and animals, and address problems encountered by victims of domestic violence, abuse and neglect. Learn more
Mind. Body. Spirit. The Pabst Charitable Foundation for the Arts is a leader in fostering awareness and action for the growing belief and field of work that integrates creativity arts, wellness, and health, particularly when illness strikes families.
Our mission, identifying both interdisciplinary and innovative initiatives for impact on community, continues to foster development and research on outcomes that can make a difference for people, especially families challenged by illness. Learn more