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UF Arts in Action

UF & Imagining America

Imagining America (IA) supports colleges and universities to animate and strengthen the public and civic purposes of humanities, arts, and design through mutually beneficial campus-community partnerships that advance democratic scholarship and practice.

UF Imagining America
Imagining America

UF is a Creative Campus

The University of Florida joins other leading universities in efforts to develop creative campuses nationwide. The goals of the Creative Campus Initiative are to establish educational settings that infuse the academy with the arts, foster creativity in all disciplines, promote interdisciplinary projects and encourage new ways of solving problems and expressing ideas. The arts stand squarely in the center of these efforts. As Dana Gioia, former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, said in his 2007 Commencement speech at Stanford University, The real purpose of arts education is to create complete human beings capable of leading successful and productive lives.... The College of Fine Arts and its Center for the Arts and Public Policy help to position UF as a national leader in this Creative Campus Initiative.

UF Creative Campus

UF Center for Arts in Medicine (CAM)

The mission of the Center for the Arts in Medicine is to facilitate research, education and training in the use of the arts to enhance the healing process, to further develop arts in health care as career options for artists and to promote art and creativity as catalysts for developing healthy lifestyles. The Center provides a framework for interdisciplinary collaboration among University of Florida faculty and students, healthcare providers, clinical artists, and our local and global communities. The Center develops and effects interdisciplinary research studies and educational curricula on all levels and serves as a national model for the arts in healthcare research, education and training.

UF Center for Arts in Medicine 

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