October 16, 2010
Call for: Placebos for Art
CALL FOR: PLACEBOS FOR ART Needed in order to study the effects of art on public health www.behringinstitute.com
The Behring Institute is seeking placebos for art. With these placebos, long-term research on the influence of art on public health will be carried out. Artists, art lovers, professionals as well as amateurs, are being called on to submit proposals for potential art placebos before 1 January 2011. Relationships between art and healthcare, as well as the influence and effects of art on health, have been studied frequently. The results of many studies indicate a positive outcome with regard to the health of people and suggest that art can lead to the improvement of mental and physical health. For the purpose of a long-term European study on the effects of art on the health of individuals, the Behring Institute now seeks placebos for art, which can be offered to a control group. We kindly ask you to contribute to the discovery of a suitable placebo. The Behring Institute will, in consultation with the makers of the works to be used, agree to appropriate compensation. Examples and leads can be e-mailed to Mrs. Andersom, email@example.com, or posted to: Behring Institute, attn: Mw. J. Andersom, Herenmarkt 93F, 1013 EC Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Once the selection process has been completed, the submitted documentation can unfortunately not be returned. For more information, see: www.behringinstitute.com. Mrs. Andersom of the Behring Institute can be contacted during office hours at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Behring Institute for Medical Research is an independent non-profit organization, located in Dresden (Germany), dedicated to the development and integration of new methods for improving public health.