Healing, bridging, thriving: A summit on arts and culture in our communities


Co-hosted by the White House Domestic Policy Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, 'Healing, bridging, thriving: A summit on arts and culture in our communities' explores how the arts can contribute to health and well-being, animate and strengthen physical spaces and drive equitable outcomes for communities across the United States. Featuring panels, performances and more, the in-person and virtual convening aims to generate support to help ensure that the arts and their benefits are accessible to all.

Christopher Bailey, co-director of the Jameel Arts & Health Lab, provides a reflection on how the healing power of arts can help address the most pressing community challenges, as part of a session called: 'Healing: Arts and health', which features US policymakers, US public health service commissioned corps leaders, NGO and artistic directors as well as art practitioners. The session includes announcements by the National Endowment for the Arts and US Department of Health and Human Services.

The in-person held event in Washington DC is live-streamed.

Washington DC, USA
09h00–15h45 ET
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Christopher Bailey

Co-director, Jameel Arts & Health Lab

Admiral Rachel Levine

Assistant secretary for health, US Department of Health and Human Services

Vice Admiral Vivek Murthy

US surgeon general, US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps

Asali DeVan Ecclesiastes

Chief executive & equity officer, Ashé Cultural Arts Centre

Renée Fleming

Goodwill ambassador for arts and health, WHO; Artistic advisor, Kennedy Centre

Julie Garreau

Chief executive officer, Cheyenne River Youth Project

Clyde Valentin

Co-artistic director, One Nation/One Project



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