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Creative Artist in Residence Programme (CARPE)

CARPE photoPatients at Cook Children's connect the creative arts with the art of healing. This unique therapy helps kids to express their feelings while improving physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health.

CARPE offers a sense of freedom and control through artistic expression. Varied activities provide opportunities for increased communication and expression of feelings and can assist by improving social interaction and physical coordination.

Objectives of CARPE

Our mission is to identify and develop connections between the creative arts and healing arts that will improve the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health of our patients and families. The art becomes a means for patients and their families to better cope with the anxieties and fears related to illness and the hospital environment.


What we offer

For more information, please contact Carri Ann Wantuchowicz, Creative Arts Programme Coordinator at 682-885-6643 or email

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