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In March 2023, at the Salzburg Global Seminar session ‘On the Front Lines: Artists at Risk, Artists who Risk‘, a global assembly of fifty artists, activists, and representatives from supporting organizations spanning forty countries united to create the Salzburg Statement on Supporting Artists on the Front Line.
The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is pleased to announce the first round of recommended awards for fiscal year 2024, with 1,288 grants totaling $32,223,055.
Today, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the White House announced a co-hosted, first-of-its kind summit that will recognize the profound impact that arts and culture play in shaping our lives, communities, and nation. "Healing, Bridging, Thriving: A Summit on Arts and Culture in our Communities," will take place on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. E.T. in Washington, D.C. and will be available to the public as a livestream at arts.gov.
Older adults who engage in recreational art activities enjoy better mental wellbeing, according to new psychology research. The study, published in Frontiers in Public Health, revealed that those who actively participated in arts-related activities, such as attending concerts or painting, reported higher levels of mental health and general wellbeing compared to those who did not.
The devastating impact of youth mental health concerns is increasingly evident on a global scale. This crisis calls for innovative solutions that are sufficiently accessible, scalable, and cost-effective to support diverse communities around the world. One such solution involves engagement in the arts: incorporating and building upon existing local resources and cultural practices to bolster youth mental health.
New research by The University of Western Australia and Busselton Health Study linked better physical health and mental wellbeing in older Australians with taking part in the arts for enjoyment.