Tools for the 21st Century: Building the Arts
April 19-21, 2001

The University of Washington Medical Center Art Program cordially invites all people interested in the arts in healthcare to join us in Seattle; “The Emerald City” for the Annual Conference of The Society for the Arts in Healthcare.

Professional conference tracks and area tours are tailored to your professional interests:


Seattle Crowd

Public and Architectural Art & Healing Gardens
Drawing upon Seattle's active Arts Commissions and strong legacy of public art, this track will focus on:


  • Facilitating artwork commissions and architecturally integrated artworks

  • Establishing clear project parameters and working with "stakeholders" to achieve project goals

  • Learning practical applications for the planning and completing of healing gardens.




Interactive Art - Track A and B
Hands-on art making projects and programs, arts education and art therapy.

Learn about successful artist residencies—successes and failures, workable solutions, and problem solving ideas
How an idea gets turned into a successful, ongoing patient enrichment program
Working with special populations


Seattle Steamboat
Program Advocacy and Support


  • Workshops in grant writing

  • Researching and identifying funding sources

  • Building institutional and community support

  • Learn effective uses of promotion, marketing and electronic communication

  • Increasing public awareness.




Come Early / Stay Late!
Enjoy the natural beauty, cultural and architectural attractions and artistic vitality of Seattle and the Northwest!!
(And you won't want to miss any of the conference!)

For more information about SAH Conference 2001, or to receive a Call for Speakers and Presenters form, or be placed on our mailing list, please contact us.

Accommodations: The Crowne Plaza Seattle is the site of the 2001 SAH Conference. Conveniently located in downtown Seattle, the Crowne Plaza boasts the finest in meeting facilities and amenities. Non-smoking rooms may be requested and are based on availability. The hotel is also ADA accessible (please let a reservationist know if you have special needs when making your reservation). Reservations can be made by calling 800-521-2762. The special room rate reserved for SAH Conference attendees is $124 per night. A block of rooms has been reserved ONLY until March 23 - so call today!

Travel: Seattle is easily accessible via automobile, train or airplane. Should you be traveling by air, US Airways has been designated as the preferred airline for the SAH 2001 Conference. Call toll free 877-874-7687 between 8am and 9:30 pm Eastern Time and refer to Gold File #97691795. Obtain greater discounts by reserving seats early.

Scholarship Questions: Scholarship assistance may be available through your local or state Arts Commission.

In Washington state, “professional education assistance for artists” is available through the WA State Arts Commission in Olympia: Washington State Arts Commission, PO Box 42675, Olympia WA 98504-2675, phone (360) 586-2421, fax (360) 586-5351.

WSAC has a program called the Professional Development Assistance Program (PDAP) through which up to half of the cost of attending (or a maximum of $500) could be available to Washington State residents.

If you need additional information about the conference or SAH, please contact: Amy Hamblin / SAH, UWMC Art Program, Box 356144, Seattle, WA 98195-6144, ahamblin@u.washington.edu

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Should you be interested in hosting a future SAH conference, we are currently accepting applications for host sites for the years 2003-2004. Benefits of hosting a conference include the opportunity to showcase local and regional art programs, the occasion to feature your facility as a premiere arts-in-healthcare center, and the chance to identify and set trends in the field for years to come.

Past Conferences ...

Conference 2000

SAH's 10th annual conference was held in Providence, RI, April 27-29, 2000. The three-day event, featuring keynote speaker C. Everett Koop, former U.S. Surgeon General, was the largest SAH-sponsored event to date. The event included professional lectures, plentiful networking opportunities, and an inside look into the arts programs supported by our conference host, Hasbro Children's Hospital. For more information about this or upcoming conferences, contact board liaison Paula Most.

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