ArtStream is the proud recipient of a 2016 Quality of Life Grant from The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.
Quality of Life Grants, conceived by the late Dana Reeve, strive to empower individuals with disabilities and their families by providing grants to nonprofit organizations that improve quality of life through inclusion, access, independence, opportunities for community engagement, and other life-enhancing endeavors.
This grant was awarded to benefit ArtStream’s “Allies in the Arts” Artists-in-Residence Program at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC). Patients, their families, and caregivers at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) connect and heal through participating in bedside and group arts sessions. ArtStream teaching artists provide sessions focused on music, creative writing, visual arts, and improvisational expression. Sessions are designed to give participants a feeling of creativity, connection, and community in the hospital setting.
This is the fourth consecutive grant cycle in which ArtStream has received support from The Reeve Foundation.
We are extremely grateful to be a part of The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation’s efforts to benefit people living with paralysis.