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Caroline Docwra
Instructor, Arts Leadership Program

Caroline Docwra is a photographer, curator, and writer with a great passion for working with Houston’s communities and championing the healing potential of the arts. She holds a Master’s in Arts Leadership and a Bachelor’s in Biology and Art History from the University of Houston. She has worked with various organizations including Houston Arts Alliance, Houston Museum of Natural Science, Fort Bend Theatre, Houston Center for Photography and the Children’s Museum of Houston. Caroline currently works with the Center for Performing Arts Medicine at Houston Methodist as the Visual Arts Project Specialist to develop and expand their Visual Arts integration programs for their employees, visitors and patients. During this time she has built visual art programs from the ground up utilizing her past experiences, research, and learned best practices from the arts and health field. All programs now incorporate evaluations for their effectiveness and whether they follow the strict set of policies and procedures in place to keep people safe. This work includes implementing new art cart programs for patients, expanding art classes and experiences for employees, and expanding art installations throughout the eight Houston Methodist campuses across Houston. 

Public Presentations on Arts in Health:

• National Guild for Community Arts Education Conference (2019)
Topic: Connecting to Care: Supporting Self-Care for Healthcare Providers through Arts Learning• Houston Museum Educators Roundtable (2020)Topic: Partnerships between Art and Medicine • Commonfield National Convening (2020)Topic: Perspectives of Arts in Health in Houston• Galveston Arts Center - Conversations @ The Center (2020)Topic: Art and Healthcare: Prescriptions for Art• National Organization for Arts in Health Conference (2021)Topic: Collaborative Resiliency Projects: Partnering Across Hospital Departments