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Education and Training

The Training Core of the Arts and Quality of Life Research Center stimulates research by: developing mentoring relationships with both faculty and students, providing essential research skills, and developing technical writing and grantsmanship competencies. This Core also organizes seminars for faculty and students and conferences. A Visiting Scholars Program is planned for the future.


The AQLRC hosts annual conferences at Temple University covering topics related to arts and quality of life.

Arts in Healthcare Training Program
In 2008 the AQLRC received a $150,000 grant to develop and implement a competency-based training program for artists to prepare them to work in Healthcare settings. This initiative was part of Arts at Your Side (AAYS), the community outreach component of the Research Center. A precedent has been established in Philadelphia and elsewhere for artists to provide entertainment to non-traditional audiences. The training program, developed with funding from the Barra Foundation, equipped professional and student artists with the necessary knowledge and skills to most effectively address the needs of these audiences, and provided this training to 50 Philadelphia professional or student artists at no cost. This training included instruction as well as on-site supervision by qualified persons.

To receive information about future training offerings, please contact Dr. Cheryl Dileo.