IU Health Partnership

Arts-based Wellness in Healthcare

The IU Eskenazi Museum of Art has established a partnership with IU Health to bring IU student artists' work to the Bloomington Hospital.

One work of art will be selected annually for installation inside IU Health Bloomington Hospital at the Regional Academic Health Center, where it will be seen and enjoyed by hospital staff, patients, and visitors. The inaugural work will be on view from October 2021 to January 2023. During this time, museum staff will develop programs that connect hospital visitors with the work of art through wellness and art therapy techniques.


Submission is open to artists who are IU students. All work must be original and made by the artist or artist team. Collaborative works made between artists are eligible for submission.

Works must be 2-dimensional with minimum dimensions of 18 x 24 inches, maximum dimensions should not be larger than 36 x 48 inches. Artwork with any theme is eligible with the following stipulation: content not acceptable for view by individuals of all ages will not be accepted. Please refrain from nude figures, intense gore, and overly political content. Works should be gallery-ready and display good craftsmanship in order to be considered.

Submission Requirements

Students must submit the following to Lauren Daugherty at lataking@iu.edu by August 2, 2021, in order to be considered:

  • One JPEG image in the following format: lastname_title
  • Title of work, dimensions, and medium  
  • Artist statement in a word document, using similar format as above

Above content is subject to editing by museum staff.

Accepted Work

If your work is selected for installation, it must remain on display from October 2021 to January 2023. An honorarium will be given in the amount of $500 to the selected artist. If the artwork was made by an artist team, the honorarium will be split evenly between artists. Notification of status will be no later than Monday August 16, 2021, at 5 p.m.

Artwork Delivery

Selected artwork must arrive by September 21, 2021. Artist is responsible for hand delivering selected artwork to the Eskenazi Museum of Art. If the artwork is too large to fit in a standard vehicle, the artist may also be responsible for delivering the work of art to IU Health Bloomington Hospital, located off East Discovery Parkway, on a day arranged in coordination with Lauren Daugherty. Specific installation dates will be coordinated closer to October 2021.

Want to submit your artwork?

Contact Lauren Daugherty