Expanding opportunities in America’s cities

University of Florida

Gainesville, Fla.



In 2008, the university collaborated with Florida cultural-affairs officials and the National Endowment for the Arts to launch Shands Arts in Medicine for the Panhandle, a project designed to increase arts access and participation among rural Florida Panhandle residents by providing creative opportunities in health care settings. This two-year grant expands the project into the statewide Arts in Healthcare for Rural Communities program.