American Artscape Sneak Peek: In Celebration of Artful Lives

By Paulette Beete
cover of issue of American Artscape In Celebration of Artful Lives with photo of family making art at an outdoor table

Since starting her term in 2021, National Endowment for the Arts Chair Maria Rosario Jackson has routinely discussed the premise of “artful lives” during her travels across the country. As she notes in her essay in this issue, it is “an inclusive concept containing a wide range of arts experiences, including the everyday, deeply meaningful practices and expressions within our daily lives as well as the making, presentation, and distribution of professional art from all disciplines and traditions.” For this issue, which will be live on next week, we spoke with artists, arts administrators, public health professionals, and nonprofit leaders about the impactful role the arts have played in their lives.