Meetup – Art in Healthcare

19 maart 2020

Visual for Fillip Studios' Meetup Art in Healthcare

Meetup Art in Healthcare

By supplementing medicine and care, the arts can improve the health of people who experience mental or physical health problems. Engaging in the arts can promote prevention of disease and build wellbeing.

In response to the growing awareness of the value of the arts in the healthcare environment, supported by a growing body of scientific research, hospitals throughout the Western world are expanding their collections of artworks, organizing events with music, and creative therapies. By supplementing medicine and care, the arts can improve the health of people who experience mental or physical health problems.In this meetup we dive into the world of Art in Healthcare: what are the benefits of applying art in healthcare? What are the potentials?

Coehoornstraat 17, space 1, Arnhem
20:00 -22:00 (doors open at 19:30)


Thijs van Exel is a freelance professional action researcher and public speaker on the topics of social innovation, design research and care. Before, Thijs worked at Kennisland for 12 years, a think tank for social innovation.

Cor de Koning works as an IC nurse at Rijnstate. Cor uses music to give patients in the ICU a warm and loving experience and has recently joined MuzIC as a musician.

Margo Groeneveld strengthens the Early Phase Innovation and Prevention team as innovation manager at Rijnstate. This team, led by Marc Rinkes, is co-founder of programs such as GO! Gezond Onderweg en Community of Care.

Kim Erkens is the founder of Vergeet-mij-liedje. In cooperation with Company New Heroes and Alzheimer Nederland, she made over 50 musical video-portraits of people with dementia. The portraits are published online as well as in physical exhibitions. With this project, she wants to break shame and let us see how inspiring, funny and special people with dementia are. In her presentation she will give insights about her way of work and some tips and tricks to do it yourself. She will also explain why music has such a strong effect on people with dementia.

Tom Kortbeek and Roos Meerman of Fillip Studios developed KozieMe: a pillow that makes music by touch, developed for people with Dementia. The user can listen to his or her favourite music, audiobooks or recorded stories from family members. The idea of the KozieMe derived from the art piece Tactile Orchestra, that has been exhibited in Cooper Hewitt Design Museum in New York and is shown in Kolding in Denmark at the moment. Roos will talk about how this art piece became a product for health care.