Arts and Health: Driving us towards stronger communities
Tuesday, October 27, 2:00pm EDT / 11:00am PDT [PASSED]
- David Olawuyi Fakunle, Ph.D., artist, CEO, DiscoverME/RecoverME, adjunct faculty, University of Florida
- Tasha Golden, Ph.D., artist, senior Arts in Health Research Scientist, International Arts + Mind Lab, Johns Hopkins Medicine
- Jamie Hand, director of Research Strategies, ArtPlace America
Session 9 of the 2020 Webinar Series.
On September 18, 2020, Artnet News published an article on how the WHO is using art to fight the Coronavirus pandemic. The article included a report which compiled over 3000 studies on the positive impact of arts on health and well-being. From our national lens, we continue to see the leadership role that arts and culture grantmakers are taking to improve physical and mental health in communities. With this in mind, and as health giving continues to increase at a steady pace (pre-pandemic and now), the questions we seek to answer are, “Where should arts and culture funders target their grantmaking, and what can cross-sector collaboration look like if the shared goal is to build stronger communities in the long term? What information do we have that will point to the mental and physical health needs of our communities and where the arts fits in?”
A great example of the strength of this type of collaboration is the initiative, Creating Healthy Communities: Arts + Public Health in America. Launched in 2018, the initiative is a collaboration between University of Florida and ArtPlace America and seeks to build intersections and establish resources for practitioners. Over 250 individuals and partners participated in the research and field scan, and a 13-person working group of the initiative produced a white paper on the findings.
We are glad to three members of the working group and authors of the white paper joining us on for a webinar on Tuesday, October 27! David Fakunle, Ph.D., artist, CEO, DiscoverME/RecoverME, and adjunct faculty of University of Florida; Tasha Golden, PhD., artist, senior Arts in Health Research Scientist, International Arts + Mind Lab, Johns Hopkins Medicine; and Jamie Hand, director of Research Strategies, ArtPlace America will share the findings of the field scan, the strength of their cross-sector collaboration, and suggestions for what arts and culture funders should consider when funding at the intersection of arts and health in 2020.
Articles or Resources
- The Arts and Health Equity: Four Opportunities for Impact
- All Stories Will Matter
- Creating Healthy Communities Through Cross-Sector Collaboration
Sonke, J., Golden, T., Francois, S., Hand, J., Chandra, A., Clemmons, L., Fakunle, D., Jackson, M.R., Magsamen, S., Rubin, V., Sams, K., Springs, S. (2019). Creating Healthy Communities through Cross-Sector Collaboration [White paper]. University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine / ArtPlace America.
- Evidence-Based Framework for Arts in Public Health
Sonke, J. & Golden, T. (2020). Arts and Culture in Public Health: An Evidence-Based Framework. University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine.
- COVID-19 Arts Response - Call for Collaboration
Sonke, J., Golden, T., Hand, J., Lee, J., Mason, K. (2020). Mobilizing the Arts for COVID-19 Communication and Coping. University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine.
- COVID-19 Arts Response - Local Governmental Advisory Brief
- COVID-19 Arts Response - State Governmental Advisory Brief
For the deaf or hard of hearing, live captioning is available by request. Please contact Sherylynn Sealy, GIA program manager, at least three (3) business days prior to the webinar to request live captioning.