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"Talking About Arts in Health"

The Pabst Foundation is pleased to support efforts to provide all working in the field of Arts & Wellness a common language. By sponsoring efforts of the University of Florida's College of the Arts, work has begun focused on addressing language used to describe the discipline. Educators from universities in the United States and the United Kingdom have and will continue to examine the use of terminology and make a recommendation with the intent to unify language within and across educational programs. Thus far,
the term “arts in health” was identified as the term that, for educational purposes,
best describes the discipline. The sub-disciplines of “arts in healthcare” and “arts in community health” were also identified to reference the distinct sub-domains of practice in healthcare and community settings, respectively.

For more on the project's work, please visit:

Atlantic Center for the Arts

The Pabst Foundation supports Atlantic Center for the Arts through the Pabst Florida Cultural Endowment which provides scholarships to both Master Artists and Associate Artists in all disciplines, especially writers, composers and painters. The Foundation also provides grants for community arts and wellness programs that support outreach for children and older adults in the New Smyrna Beach community. Margery has been a member of the Board of Trustees since 2003.

University of Central Florida

The Pabst Foundation supports both arts and wellness programming and scholarships for students in the College of Arts and Humanities. The Foundation also is supporting initial research for a caregiver initiative focused on creativity. The research aims to demonstrate the positive effects of creative expression on caregiver stress.

A pilot course for UCF's College of Medicine curriculum is currently underway. The inaugural class of fourth year medical students are experiencing and identifying the effects of both visual and performing arts on their current thinking and future medical practice. The course is titled, “Empathy.” The Foundation partners with Central Florida Community Arts and the Cornell Fine Arts Museum on both the curriculum and research for this course.

Margery also sits on the UCF Foundation Board and is a member of the Dean’s Council in the College of Arts and Humanities.

Cornell Fine Arts Museum

Margery Pabst Steinmetz serves on the Board of Visitors and is currently the chair. The Foundation supports museum exhibits.

Margie is now a member of the Advisory Council of the newly formed Dr. Phillips Florida Hospital School of Arts & Wellness.
Below are two news stories on the new school, as well as the press release.

WESH News Story      Orlando Sentinel Story      Press Release


Poetry Project Helps Dementia Patients Live in the Moment

In our new series, "Where Poetry Lives," Natasha Trethewey, poet laureate of the United States, and Jeffrey Brown
spends time at the Alzheimer's Poetry Project in Brooklyn. The international program works with people with dementia
try to trigger memory by playfully engaging with language.

Check out the video and article by clicking here.



The Caregiver’s Tool Kit Initiative:
Second Summit, September 26 – September 29, 2013

Check out the pdf by clicking here.



UCF Arts & Wellness Symposium - September 26th

Check out the flyer by clicking here.


The Pabst Foundation, in partnership with the College of Arts and Humanities at UCF is in the process of
building new artistic discussions, specifically with the College of Medicine at UCF. Look for great things in 2013!
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Pabst Foundation collaborates with UCF and ACA.
Click here to download the most recent developments.






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