Our mission is to work collaboratively with healthcare communities, musicians and artists to create, promote and deliver programs and services that nurture and improve the mental, emotional, spiritual and physical health of Manitobans.
About Artists in Healthcare, Manitoba Inc.
Artists in Healthcare, Manitoba (AIHM)believes that music and the arts are essential for a healthy life. We have a vision to integrate the arts, in all their forms to healthcare to benefit patients, families and staff. Research demonstrates that healing occurs best when the whole person; body, mind and spirit is engaged.
Patients say the music provides an oasis from stress and anxiety, as evidenced by comments such as: " I just received a cancer diagnosis, but for the 10 minutes I was sitting here, listening to you play, I forgot."
Our programming promotes healing and preventative health by reducing stress in chemotherapy treatment, palliative care, dialysis, geriatric rehab, and on units and waiting areas throughout the hospitals.
We believe the universal language of art speaks powerfully in healthcare settings, and transforms the environment in unique and healing ways.