FOUNDATION “ARTON Bulgaria” has a mission to support and assist the mental recovery of cancer patients of all ages. The program creates centers and programs for arts and mental health in hospital and out-patient bases.
In 2011 the Foundation team created the first for Bulgaria hospital program “ARTON” Art and rehabilitation of patients with cancer.Conducting the program first started in the Department of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, University Hospital “St. Marina” – Varna. From April 1, 2014 hospital program “ARTON” is held in support of the children in the other two clinics for the treatment of children with hematologic diseases in the country – in Sofia and Plovdiv. Program “ARTON” is a structured scheme of parallel served patient art sessions with external artists and psychotherapy with a clinical psychologist.
Program “ARTON” is the country’s first hospital professional program for mental recovery of cancer patients of all ages.
Program “ARTON” engage patients in the schedule of various creative sessions. For the purposes of the program are employed artists in various art fields that pass mandatory supervisions with a clinical psychologist. Creators art lead sessions with patient group, and also in the individual terms of the hospital room where the patient is unable to be present in the group. Art sessions are grouped by themes in the “Music”, “Decoration and Sculpture”, “Fine Arts”.