Well Arts Institute
To explore, develop, and practice creativity as a means of wellness
Well Arts Institute is a nonprofit, arts organization that explores the health of our community and its members through the reflective lens of the arts.
We support the people that are coping with and surviving illness and the institution by offering them a creative space to develop their experiences into imaginative, theatrical presentations.
We partner with local service, advocacy, and residential organizations to facilitate playwriting and oral history workshops.
We have worked with elders, veterans with PTSD, people with mental illness, adults living with AIDS, MS, and addiction, and children and adults living with cancer, and Juvenile Diabetes.
Our current partners include the National Alliance on Mental Illness Washington County Center (NAMI), REACH Community Development, Portland Vet Center and Hollywood Senior Center.
Augustana Lutheran Church provides office and rehearsal space, and Portland Actors’ Conservatory provides performance space!