Reflections On Art & Culture: Register Now for Free Event, May 1 or Online!

Reflections On Art & Culture: Register Now for Free Event, May 1 or Online!

The following is a note from Kate Jones, Executive Director, Telluride Arts, who suggests signing up for what she describes as a no-miss event on Wednesday, May 1, 2 – 3 p.m. ET, so 12 – 1 p.m. MST.

“This (the first program in the series) was by far the most inspiring and comprehensive convening on the power of the arts to affect social change that I have ever experienced, and I could not recommend it more! You can watch or listen anytime online.”

Register here.

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Dear Colleagues and Friends,

In January, the White House Domestic Policy Council and National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) co-hosted a first-of-its-kind convening to share insights and explore opportunities for arts organizations and artists to contribute to the health and well-being of individual and communities, invigorate physical spaces, fuel democracy, and foster equitable outcomes.

“Healing, Bridging, Thriving: A Summit on Arts and Culture in our Communities” brought government officials, policymakers, artists, advocates, academics, and arts leaders together to examine ideas, policies, and actions that will move forward a broader understanding of how arts and culture can contribute to other fields and unlock new opportunities for artists.

Investments in arts and culture reap benefits far beyond what was once thought. Research and real-world examples demonstrate the myriad ways that arts and culture strengthen individuals and communities. This collaborative, integrated approach to health requires artists, designers, culture bearers, community members, and government to come together to advance local goals, to recognize opportunities where the arts can make a difference, and to consider the well-being of individuals and the community as a whole.

Inspired by the recent White House/National Endowment for the Arts Summit, Healing, Bridging, Thriving: A Summit on Arts and Culture in our Communities, the NEA’s Our Town Creative Placemaking Technical Assistance Program (CPTA) invites you to Healing, Bridging, Thriving: Reflections on Arts and Culture in Healthy Communities. Join us for an exciting conversation, moderated by Ben Stone, NEA Director of Design and Creative Placemaking, where we will take a deeper dive into Healing, highlighting innovative work at the intersection of arts and health.

Featured speakers:

Michael J. Bobbitt, Mass Cultural Council
Dr. Tasha Golden, International Arts + Mind Lab at The Johns Hopkins University
Joe Wilson, Jr., Art, Culture, and Tourism for the City of Providence
Sussy Santana, Poet, Cultural Organizer, and Performer
Julie A. Garreau, Cheyenne River Youth Project
179, Muralist and Teaching Artist

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