Mayor Brandon Johnson on Wednesday announced the city's launch of the Chicago Arts & Health Pilot for Creative Workers. The pilot program was established as "an innovative paid job training program" connecting art, health, healing and wellness, according to a news release from Johnson. Under the pilot program, artists will serve as apprentices in community clinics and get certified in community health work "to amplify the proven benefits of arts engagement in fostering holistic recovery, well-being, and social cohesion in communities," according to the news release. The program is funded with federal dollars from the American Rescue Plan Act. Additional information is available online.
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