American Artscape Notable Quotable: Chair Maria Rosario Jackson

By Aunye Boone
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Photo by Aaron Jay Young

“As our nation emerges from the devastating impact of a global pandemic, the role of the arts in healing and rebuilding has never been more crucial. Societal movements addressing social inequality, and the growing concern for social and environmental determinants of health outcomes, present a unique prism through which the arts can be channeled to bridge gaps and foster well-being. 

The arts community, already grappling with immense challenges, requires support and opportunities to contribute to the collective healing process. Now, more than ever, we need to attend to the health of the arts sector and recognize that its health has implications for the well-being and health of our nation.” –NEA Chair Maria Rosario Jackson

For more, check out the newest issue of American Artscape: Arts and Health: The Role of the Arts Sector in Promoting Resilience and Well-Being.