Every day I witness the tremendous impact of art and creativity as a healing force in the world. Through the work I get to do at the Arts & Healing Network, I interact with resourceful, visionary people and organizations who are working daily to heal and transform our world through their creative work, often will very little money. I've witnessed healing and transformation through health care projects, artists working in community, artists bringing awareness to environmental issues, and more. Art saves lives. Art brings people together. Art helps a lonely kid realize they are not alone. Art brings people together in ways they could never do on their own. Art opens doors. Art is essential to truly thrive.