Municipal Agency and Artist Partnerships: A Strategy for Rebuilding the Future

National Endowment for the Arts,
14 May 2020, USA

In the throes of COVID-19’s devastating effects on artists and communities, many are looking ahead to make sure that art and artists are integral to the social, cultural, and economic recovery ahead. Mayors, public health agencies, parks departments, and municipal government alike will need creative strategies to address: collective trauma and healing, anxieties about reentering public space, literal redesign of public safety and event formats, and reinvention of systems to address gross inequities that have put many at risk.