Our Purpose

HEARTS enriches the health of individuals, organizations, and all of society through the performing arts and all other arts.

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Current Project

Nightingale: A Musical Regarding the Life and Passion of Miss Florence Nightingale.  

HEARTS will be taking this new musical by Pamela Gerke to nursing schools & conferences, healthcare organizations, and local communities to celebrate Florence Nightingale's 200th Birthday.

Two staged readings were held in September 2018, in Seattle, Washington.  The First Tour 2019 of a fully staged production, sponsored by the Washington State Nurses Association, will launch in February, 2019!

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Future Projects

HEARTS will sponsor research projects to study the impact of creative arts on health & well-being and how the arts create a "Culture of Health."

THE BIG IDEA

HEARTS: Health Enriched by the Arts

When we engage in creative arts we feel connected to an inner wellspring of happiness and health. Throughout all human civilization the arts have fostered a culture of health by creating a crucial relationship between individuals and their communities. We at HEARTS love to explore all the ways that the performing arts and other arts enrich health and well-being, create a sense of community, and simply make life more fun!

Our first project is to nurture the nurturers: to uplift and empower the voices of nurses with a musical about Florence Nightingale, the founder of the profession of nursing.  We envision future research projects to include a study on the social/emotional impact of participation in choral arts and storytelling on elders and another study to gauge the positive effects of building relationships between people of all ages via multi-generational theater projects.

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HEARTS: Health Enriched by the Arts in a tax-exempt, non-profit organization.  We are happy to accept donations from individuals and organizations who support our work.