The Partners: The NeuroArts Blueprint is an initiative of the Johns Hopkins International Arts + Mind Lab (IAM Lab) Center for Applied Neuroaesthetics and the Aspen Institute’s Health, Medicine and Society (HMS) Program. Susan Magsamen, MAS, executive director of the Center for Applied Neuroaesthetics, and Ruth J. Katz, JD, MPH, executive director of the Health, Medicine and Society Program, serve as co-directors.
The International Arts + Mind Lab is a multidisciplinary research-to-practice initiative from the Brain Science Institute at Johns Hopkins University that is accelerating the field of neuroaesthetics. Its mission is to amplify human potential. IAM Lab brings together brain scientists and practitioners in architecture, music, and other arts to foster collaboration and research. Its goal is to empower the global neuroaesthetics community to change the way we think today and enhance the way we live tomorrow.
The Health, Medicine and Society Program, established in 2005, is the domestic health initiative at the Aspen Institute. Rigorously nonpartisan, HMS creates opportunities for government, academic, advocacy, and industry leaders to explore critical issues in health, health care, medical science, and health policy, and to consider their impact on individuals, families, and communities across the United States. The Aspen Institute is a global nonprofit organization committed to realizing a free, just, and equitable society. It uses dialogue, leadership, and action to help solve the most important challenges facing the United States and the world.
Leadership: Renée Fleming, renowned soprano and co-founder of Sound Health Initiative; Eric Nestler, neuroscientist and dean of academic and scientific affairs at Mount Sinai Medical Center; and Michael Paseornek, originator and long-time president of Lionsgate Film, are co-chairing the interdisciplinary Advisory Board of thought leaders that is guiding the NeuroArts Blueprint initiative forward.
Funding: Early funding for the NeuroArts Blueprint is provided by the Dana Foundation and Johns Hopkins University.