Cool Culture

We Are A Work of Art:

Health + Wellbeing Initiative

Strengthening cross-cultural connections and bringing communities together to create, imagine, and act to inspire collective wellbeing and healing

We Are A Work of Art Health + Wellbeing Initiative

Our Health + Wellbeing Initiative centers holistic wellness — mind, body, spirit and civic wellbeing — by bringing our community into dialogue with BIPOC artists, health practitioners and healers to amplify both cultural and western health practices. We invite our community to co-create spaces to process the challenges in our lives, educate ourselves about the rich diversity of knowledge and ancestral practices, and inspire us all to try out restorative practices from our shared communities.

Create restorative healing spaces with our videos on family yoga with Luz Emma Cañas and breathwork with Baba OluDarė.

A series of free citywide Wellbeing Jamborees offer activities to inspire health and wellbeing including art-making, reading corner with children's books, Community Mapping Project, and information on wellbeing, restorative healing practices, and vaccinations.

With your Family Pass, visit cultural institutions that have partnered with artists to commission and curate exhibitions in response to the unique time we are living in.

Create restorative healing spaces with our videos on family yoga with Luz Emma Cañas and breathwork with Baba OluDarė

Sign up for our next free Wellbeing Jamboree for free activities to inspire health and wellbeing including art-making, reading corner with children’s books, Community Mapping Project, and information on wellbeing, restorative healing practices, and vaccinations.

With your Family Pass, visit cultural institutions that have partnered with artists to commission and curate exhibitions in response to the unique time we are living in.

HELLO, COMMUNITY!

View a message from Candice Anderson, our Executive Director. Then follow the breath work exercise after their message to inspire wellbeing in your day!

The Health + Wellbeing Initiative is woven throughout our virtual and in-person programming this year. The initiative includes:

Family Yoga with Luz Emma Cañas

Family Yoga with Luz Emma Cañas

Luz Emma Cañas guides us through an introduction to Kundalini Yoga to inspire wellbeing, tailored to young children and caregivers.

“Ask a Doctor” with Dr. ‘Simbo Ige

“Ask a Doctor” with Dr. ‘Simbo Ige

Dr. 'Simbo Ige joins us to answer questions about health and wellbeing sourced from children and caregivers in our community.

Inspiring Spiritual Wellbeing: Toolkit Resources

Inspiring Spiritual Wellbeing: Toolkit Resources

How can we take care of our spirits through art and culture? Download our Spiritual Wellbeing Toolkit for inspiration and family activities!

Inspiring Civic Wellbeing: Toolkit Resources

Inspiring Civic Wellbeing: Toolkit Resources

Download our Civic Wellbeing Toolkit for resources and art-making that encourage the use of our collective power to call for change.

Inspiring Physical Wellbeing: Toolkit Resources

Inspiring Physical Wellbeing: Toolkit Resources

“All bodies deserve love!” Download our Physical Wellbeing Toolkit to use storytelling to inspire wellbeing and art-making.

Inspiring Mental Wellbeing: Toolkit Resources

Inspiring Mental Wellbeing: Toolkit Resources

Download our Mental Wellbeing Toolkit to help facilitate family discussions about caring for mental health with art-making and cultural practices.

Museum Mile Festival: Bring The Cool

Tuesday, June 18, 2024

6pm – 9pm

At Bring the Cool, caregivers, families and children are encouraged to see themselves as the artists, storytellers, creators and curators that they are.