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Discover the transformative power of the arts through a FREE arts and well-being program for all Rutgers–New Brunswick students called Scarlet Arts Rx!

Did you know that arts engagement is related to improvements in:

  • Positive mood (less anxiety/stress)
  • Sleep quality (linked to better academic performance)
  • Social connections
  • Self-confidence
  • Creative thinking skills, and more?

Students from every major can benefit. You don’t need to be an artist!

What will I get?
  • Free Mason Gross School of the Arts (MGSA) box office tickets for theater, dance, and music performances while supplies last (excluding events at New Brunswick Performing Arts Center). You can bring an RU-NB friend with you for free.
  • Three recommendations for free arts activities/events on campus that we think you may enjoy. These are customized to your preferences, schedule, and feedback and are selected from among a diverse range of campus offerings.
  • When you fill out a 1-minute feedback survey after each RU-NB arts activity/event you attend, you’ll be entered into a monthly drawing for a chance to win a $50 gift card.
  • Opportunities to connect socially and meet new people.
  • Higher self-awareness about how the arts affect your well-being.

This program was created by MGSA and the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP) and funded by the RU-NB Chancellor’s Office. It is not arts therapy and doesn’t replace therapy.

How do I sign up?

After you sign up using this 2-minute form, we’ll contact you via email/phone to connect you with arts activities/events on campus!

Who do I contact with questions?

Email with any questions.

What can the arts do for you?

“I improved in my patience, motivation, drive, sense of responsibility, and many more positive aspects of my character. Becoming a better person…is something I definitely have the arts to thank.”

“Attending arts events helped me expand my network and allowed me another outlet to bond with friends. They were also opportunities to experience something new and exciting.”

Harp, G., Mexicotte, E., and Bowman, J. Impacts of curricular and co-curricular arts engagement on post-secondary student development.