Artists in residence? Nowadays almost every single museum or contemporary art institution hosts them in order to give birth to original and site-specific projects. But what happens when the “Artist-in-Residence” program has an hospital as main location? That’s the case of the unique American project of The Creative Center, housed at the NYU Medical Center, where artists in residence create collaborative activities which tend to lighten patients’ souls, together with their family members and the whole staff. Artists’ main duty is to involve patients in artistic projects, helping them express themselves creatively through workshops and participatory artworks. And if somebody doesn’t feel well enough to actively participate, he/she may direct the artist in creating a piece of work!