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The Arts & Healing Podcast, a project of the Arts & Healing Network, includes over 35 interviews with artists and innovators who are using creativity for healing, transformation and social change. Although the Arts & Healing Network closed in 2015, the podcast remains online as a source of inspiration about the transformational power of creativity.

Jun 6, 2007

2007 marks the tenth anniversary of the Arts and Healing Network Award.  Each year the Arts and Healing Network honors a healing artist who is truly making a difference in the world with an award of $10,000. The Network offers this award as a surprise gift. There is no application. Our hope is that this award will offer the recipient inspiration and support to continue and expand their outstanding work.  

To celebrate the award's anniversary, we asked each of the award winners to tell us a little bit about their work today, and why they think art is healing or a catalyst for positive change.  Some of their stories are short, some are long, but all of them are inspiring examples of the healing power of art:

1998 Bill Witherspoon
1999 Marilyn Wood
2000 Betsy Damon
2001 Bonnie Ora Sherk
2002 Lily Yeh
2003 Patricia Johanson
2004 Bill Talen
2005 Tim Lefens
2006 Anna Halperin
2007 Lynne Hull

The Arts and Healing Podcast is a project of The Arts and Healing Network, an online resource for people interested in the healing potential of art.  You can join the Arts and Healing Network community at and you can contact us anytime at