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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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Program Director Position

August 16, 2021 | 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 […]

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 […]

Once Upon a Time: Paper, Paint, and the Art of Story

Thursday, April 25 5:00-8:00PM

Celebrating the artwork of young patients in Arts For Life programs at Brenner Children’s Hospital. On display at SECCA // Southeastern Center For Contemporary Art April 25th-May 12th, 2019 Opening Reception: Thursday, April 25, 2019,  5-8 pm View and share the Facebook Event HERE. Books transport us to a magical world where anything is possible […]

ALL TOGETHER NOW

Saturday, April 6 2:00-5:00PM

    Celebrating the artwork of young artists in Arts For Life programs at Mission Children’s Hospital. On display at Grovewood Gallery April 6th-28th Opening Reception: Saturday, April 6th, 2-5pm View and Share the Facebook Event       When kids make art, they tell stories. Over and over, spontaneously and unprompted, they paint, draw, […]

Spring Awakening Art Show

Saturday, April 7

Asheville’s Grovewood Gallery to Host Spring Awakening, a Pediatric Patients’ Exhibition to Benefit Arts For Life Exhibit Dates: April 7 – April 23, 2018 Opening Reception: April 7 from 2 – 5pm From April 7 through 23, Grovewood Gallery in Asheville will host Spring Awakening, a pediatric patients’ exhibition to benefit Arts For Life, an […]

The Heartbeat Sessions

December 1, 2017 | By Annie Rogers

The Heartbeat Sessions are a growing collection of musical recordings, highlighting the collaboration between young patients and music professionals in the Asheville community. Each session involves incorporating a digital recording of a pediatric patient’s heartbeat into a song selected or created by the patient and their family. The song and the heartbeat are recorded together, […]