What a fabulous story!!
Congratulations Earl Pinchuk and Gary Blair on being involved in bringing art into this hospital. It’s exciting to see that, this time, it’s established right from the beginning that art can have purpose and is being valued. It’s not a repair job to bring art into a hospital as an afterthought but is planned as an integral part of this hospital’s healing process from Day 1.
Keep up the great work guys!The North Bay Regional Health Centre, slated to open in January 2011, could become the first hospital in Canada to have artists in residence to interact with staff, patients and families as they create original works of art. Video: Art at North Bay Regional Health Centre
Another aspect of this story that I find exciting is that The enlightened Ontario Arts Council works to place artists in different settings and North Bay Regional Health Centre has been chosen as a pilot project to involve artists in health care.
When will every hospital have an artist in residency program??
Social capital is inherently social, and most forms of social capital come into being through the combined actions of several or many people. The decisions of each have consequences for all.
Social capital is any aspect of informal social organization that constitutes a productive resource for one or more…
…The term “capital” as part of the concept implies a resource or factor input that facilitates production, but is not consumed or otherwise used up in production…
… The other half of the concept, “social”, refers in this context to aspects of social organizations, ordinarily informal relationships, established for non-economic purposes, yet with economic consequences… Putnam, 1995