Healing, Bridging, Thriving: A Summit on Arts and Culture in our Communities Resources

NASAA Cross-Sector Collaborations Policy Papers

Explore the resources on this page for examples of innovative policy partnerships that serve communities through creativity and the arts.

American Artscape magazine

In Celebration of Artful Lives
In this issue, we spoke with artists, arts administrators, public health professionals, and nonprofit leaders about the important role the arts have played in their lives.

Arts and Health: The Role of the Arts Sector in Promoting Resilience and Well-Being
This issue looks at projects and organizations demonstrating the importance of the arts sector and the incredible power of the arts to help individuals, organizations, and communities come out of a difficult time, think differently about how they live, take control of their own narratives, and advance efforts to be whole.

GSA’s Art in Architecture Program

The National Endowment for the Arts and the U.S. General Services Administration are collaborating to increase awareness of GSA’s Art in Architecture program and to promote federal art commission opportunities for artists that reflect the diversity of communities across the nation. Both agencies share a commitment to advancing equitable opportunities for artists, resulting in federal art commissions that are accessible to the public.

Arts and Health

The arts and health converge in several places throughout the National Endowment for the Arts’ portfolio—in grantmaking, research, and special programs and partnerships. For more information on these intersections, explore our infographic and learn about these programs in more detail below.

EPA’s Artist-in-Residence Program

Read the Environmental Protection Agency’s press release on their first ever artist-in-residence program, in partnership with the NEA. EPA anticipates embedding a minimum of six artists within national estuary or urban water locations over 18 months; with the goal of integrating arts and culture into key EPA program areas, deepening local relationships and trust, increasing community buy-in and support, and elevating the voices of underrepresented people.