Toronto Star features OpenLab’s arts/health symposium

Art Heals Health | Health Heals Art symposium organized by OpenLab, member of the Techna Network, brings together artists, healthcare professionals and patients to celebrate the extraordinary practices at the intersection of the arts and health care.

Our aim is to break open the silos and build bridges among the people who are pioneers in this work so that these innovations will grow exponentially and advance the patient and provider experience.  This inaugural event, a collaboration between OpenLab, the Al and Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre and the Artists’ Health Alliance, provided a platform for sharing insights, setting the foundation for future collaborations, and building recognition of the value of the arts in healthcare with healthcare executives and policy makers while fostering network linkages through existing arts and healthcare organizations. The day featured key-note speakers as well as opportunities to meet a diverse group of professionals and engage in experiential arts-based activities.