Healing, Bridging, Thriving: Reflections on Arts and Culture in Healthy Communities

National Endowment for the Arts,
01 May 2024, USA

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 Communitiesthe 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.