News and Noteworthy

Duke Hospital Auxiliary Sponsors Kids at Heart

October 1, 2021 | By Snee Howard

  Many thanks to our Kids At Heart GOLDEN GLITTER sponsor, Duke Hospital Auxiliary. Duke Hospital Auxiliary supports hospital programs through volunteer hours and financial support with particular emphasis on patient and family needs that raise the level of patient care and comfort—including Arts For Life at Duke Children’s Hospital. Arts For Life is grateful […]

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NOW HIRING! Development Coordinator

August 19, 2021 | By Snee Howard

We are no longer accepting applications for this position. Arts For Life is currently seeking a Development Coordinator to support the Executive Director’s implementation of Arts For Life’s overall development strategy. About the Organization Arts For Life (AFL) is dedicated to supporting pediatric patients and families through arts education and engagement. By providing educational arts […]

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Job Openings

August 16, 2021 | By Snee Howard

Arts For Life has no job openings at this time. Inclusion is a core value of Arts For Life. In our hospital and clinic programs, we practice the idea that everyone is welcome at the art table, and that carries over to our workspace and hiring process. We are an equal opportunity employer and we do […]

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Program Director Position

| By Snee Howard

We are no longer accepting applications for this position. Arts For Life is currently seeking a Program Director for our Asheville, NC chapter serving Mission Children’s Hospital. About the Organization Arts For Life (AFL) is dedicated to supporting pediatric patients and families through arts education and engagement. By providing educational arts programs, AFL enriches patients’ […]

Arts For Life names new Executive Director

February 18, 2021 | By Snee Howard

Arts For Life is happy to announce Katharine Phlegar Broughton as our next Executive Director. She will officially step into the role on March 15, 2021 but has been with Arts For Life since 2016, serving as the Program Coordinator in the Durham Chapter at Duke Children’s Hospital and Health Center. In that role, Katharine […]

Welcome to our Newest Board Members!

October 14, 2020 | By Snee Howard

Mary Edith AlexanderCharlotte Mary Edith Alexander has been with the Bank of America Art Collection since 2004, curating exhibitions for the bank’s Art in Our Communities program and providing curatorial support for projects in the bank’s real estate portfolio. Trained as a studio artist, Mary Edith received her undergraduate Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting […]

The Arts For Life Guide to Art Materials

June 3, 2020 | By Annie Rogers

Paper You’ll want to use paper that is made for whatever art material you are using on it. An inexpensive sketch pad is a great place to start.  Watercolor paper is thick so it will be stable when it gets wet. Typically, it has a “toothy” or rough texture in order to ‘hold’ the paint […]

Announcing: Arts For Life Anywhere

May 13, 2020 | By Rachel Zink

Creativity is never cancelled! We are very excited to share with you Arts For Life Anywhere – our new online hub for creative resources, so you can do art and music anywhere and everywhere. We’ve just launched it – so we’re adding new things every day. Sign up for our email list to get a […]

Adventure Starts a Research Scientist on the Path to Arts For Life

July 1, 2019 | By Rachel Zink

The path that led our new board member, Doris Rouse PhD, began with an amazing adventure. When Doris graduated from Duke University with a degree in Chemistry, she joined the Peace Corps and left everything familiar to teach science in Tugbake, a small, remote village in Liberia. She fell in love with the children and […]