STORY STUDIO: REFLECTIONS ON COVID
Gifts of Art has an audio story program, Story Studio, in which patients have the opportunity to record a story with a specific person or audience in mind. Having just passed the one-year mark of the Covid-19 pandemic, Gifts of Art would like to extend this free service to Michigan Medicine faculty, staff and learners.
Story Studio open to Faculty & Staff in May, 2021
The goal of Story Studio: Reflections on Covid is to honor this challenging time by offering a space for reflection – where you can record a 2-5 minute story, and if you choose, make it available for listening by coworkers and colleagues. If you'd like, we have prompts to help you get started. It is our hope that the Michigan Medicine community may find comfort and healing in these stories.
Personal Recording Sessions & Complimentary Editing Services
In May, one-on-one Story Studio recording sessions are open to faculty, staff and learners, or you can send in your own self-guided recording. Participation is voluntary, and recording session requests will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Whether or not you choose to share your story publicly, you will receive it as a digital file. Gifts of Art provides complimentary audio editing services, including optional music, to ensure a finished result. Presented in partnership with the Office of Counseling and Workplace Resilience.
Listen to Missy Gabriel's story, GME Program Administrator, Gastroenterology & Hepatology
How to participate:
Questions? Email Sam Vandiver.
- SELF-GUIDED RECORDINGS: Working with our suggested prompts, record a 2-5 minute story on your phone, tablet or other device. You can either email the file as an attachment to Sam Vandiver, or upload it to this form with your umich account and level 1 password. Sam will follow up with you for story editing.
- FACILITATED RECORDINGS: Schedule a socially distanced or Zoom recording session with trained facilitator and Gifts of Art writer-in-residence, Sam Vandiver. Please schedule your recording session at least one day in advance.
Story Studio & Hamsa Hands - a presentation about both of Gifts of Art's offerings for Grief Awareness Month is on Thurs, May 20, 2021, 12:00-12:30 pm, including Q&A. Zoom meeting registration.
STAFF STORIES DURING COVID LISTENING EVENT
A selection of finished audio stories, with participants' permission, will be shared during listening events that Gifts of Art will announce at a later date.