Request the Arts

Arts & Health offers several services for staff, patients and loved ones. Browse our options below and fill out the easy forms to make a request!

    Art Kits for Patients

Engaging in art during a hospital stay can help to alleviate stress, depression, boredom and isolation. Each year, Arts & Health at Duke provides thousands of free writing, drawing, and craft activities to inpatients at Duke University Hospital. Art Kits include coloring books, journals, origami, watercolors, brain teasers and playing cards.

Coloring Book Art Kits feature art work from the Duke Hospital art collection and are offered to patient of all ages.  Created to meet requests by adult patients Coloring Book Art Kits (including crayons) are delivered FREE to patient rooms by request.  Additional kits can be purchased for $6 and includes special gift wrapping. 

Staff members, patients or patient representatives can request Art Kits by completing the online form below or by calling our office at (919) 684-6124. Art Kits are delivered M-F, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm within 48 hours by request, often within the same business day.

Request an Art Kit


     Musical Artists

Arts & Health gladly accepts special requests for musicians to play for patients or to     perform at Duke Medicine events. We are happy to  make artist recommendations, schedule performers, and coordinate payment arrangements with the hiring department. For more information, please contact William Dawson.

    Journaling Workshops

To request a journaling session for a patient, caregiver or staff member, or call (919) 684-6124.