Julie Adams Strandberg and Rachel Balaban Co-founders

                       Julie Adams Strandberg and Rachel Balaban Co-founders

We bridge the gap between Artists and Scientists to create a harmonious Partnership.


ASaP is an organization housed at Brown University that facilitates educational programs on the topic of arts and healthWe work with both medical and arts practitioners to foster creative, integrative health practices. Our agenda demands for a (greater) recognition and valuation of the patient’s creative voice, and the knowledge they bring to medical practice. We believe the arts are a way to foster this voice.

Using arts to understand autism, from the inside out

July 13, 2017 - A summer performance camp organized by the Brown-based Miracle Project New England uses the arts to help young people with autism engage, socialize and communicate.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] —On a Thursday morning in late June, a young man belted out the lyrics to Neil Diamond’s classic “Sweet Caroline,” accompanying himself on the piano in a large performance space at the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra and Music School. Each time he reached the chorus, the kids and young adults seated on the floor and spread around the piano spontaneously joined in, singing: “Good times never seemed so good... So good, so good, so good!”

This was the fourth and final day of performing arts camp, and the 19 campers, aged 7 to 31, were energized despite a full day rehearsing skits and musical numbers with choreography. Read more...

embracing & celebrating the aging process
through dance

Final student project by Jason Vu ('18) and Isabel Chin ('18)

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