HEALING WITH ART: RISKWORLD Attendees Paint for Hospitals Around the World

RIMS Community Supports Georgia-Based Foundation for Hospital Art

April 13, 2023

(NEW YORK) April 13, 2023 – The global risk community is being asked to come ready to paint as part of the RISKWORLD® Community Service Project benefitting The Foundation for Hospital Art. Sponsored by ESIS (a Chubb company), RISKWORLD® 2023 will feature painting stations outside of the RISKWORLD Marketplace for risk professionals to jointly paint Vincent van Gogh renderings. Each one signed “Painted with Love at RISKWORLD 2023,” the renderings will be shipped to healthcare facilities around the world for permanent installation.

The Foundation for Hospital Art, based in Woodstock, Georgia, is dedicated to involving patients and volunteers worldwide to create colorful, soothing artwork donated to hospitals to help soften the often-stressful hospital experience. Since its inception in 1984, over 1,000,000 volunteers and patients have united to create over 50,000 paintings for over 7,500 hospitals in 195 countries.

“It is always a beautiful moment and sight when a group of people come together to make a difference in their community,” said Scott Feight, Executive Director, Foundation for Hospital Art.  “At RISKWORLD, you have individuals that are not only dedicated to their profession, but who are also committed to helping our Foundation achieve its mission and provide critical emotional support to hospital patients and medical personnel. Foundation for Hospital Art sincerely thanks RIMS, ESIS and the risk community for their generosity that will undoubtedly leave a legacy of care and comfort for others around the world.”

“Risk professionals around the globe are committed to the safety, sustainability and overall well-being of our communities,” said RIMS CEO Gary A. LaBranche, FASAE, CAE. “Art lifts spirits and helps in healing; the RISKWORLD Community Service Project taps risk professionals’ artistic talent and altruistic spirit to make a difference in the lives of others. ESIS continues to be an incredible partner in helping RIMS support The Foundation for Hospital Art’s mission.”

Demonstrating its gratitude for the city that hosts RISKWORLD, RIMS, the risk management society®, identifies a local charity and develops fun and engaging activities for RISKWORLD attendees to give back. As one of the first entities to host a large convention in post-Katrina New Orleans, RIMS first Community Service project was in 2007 to support local families in the area rebuild infrastructure devastated by the natural disaster.

Those interested in getting more involved after RISKWORLD, The Foundation for Hospital Art offers many opportunities for individual volunteers, as well as step-by-step instructions for groups to host PaintFests® at their gatherings. Visit https://www.hospitalart.org/ for more information.

Launched in 1963 as RIMS Annual Conference & Exhibition, the annual event attracts some 10,000 risk and insurance professionals at all experience levels, business executives with risk management interests, brokers, insurers and service providers for the ultimate learning and networking experience. The four-day RISKWORLD experience offers more than 150 learning opportunities, keynote presentations, special events, and an expansive Marketplace with hundreds of solutions providers – all with countless opportunities to engage and grow your risk network. RISKWORLD 2023 is scheduled for April 30 – May 3 in Atlanta. RISKWORLD 2024 is in San Diego from May 5-9.

About RIMS
RIMS, the risk management society®️, empowers risk professionals to make the world safer, more secure, and more sustainable. Through networking, professional development, certification, advocacy, and research, RIMS and its 80 chapters serves more than 200,000 risk practitioners and business leaders from over 75 countries. Founded in 1950, the Society publishes the award-winning Risk Management Magazine and produces RISKWORLD®️, the largest annual gathering of global risk professionals. RIMS embraces diversity, equity and inclusion and welcomes all risk professionals to connect and learn, explore the online Risk Knowledge library, tune into the RIMScast podcast series, and engage via LinkedInTwitter, and Facebook. To learn more, visit www.RIMS.org.

# # #

For more information, contact:

Josh Salter, Director of Communications, (212) 655-6059 or JSalter@rims.org

About RIMS

As the preeminent organization dedicated to promoting the profession of risk management, RIMS, the risk management society®, is a global not-for-profit organization representing more than 3,500 industrial, service, nonprofit, charitable and government entities throughout the world. Founded in 1950, RIMS is committed to advancing risk management capabilities for organizational success, bringing networking, professional development and education opportunities to its membership of more than 10,000 risk management professionals who are located in more than 60 countries. For more information on RIMS, visit www.RIMS.org

About Us