Municipal Agency and Artist Partnerships: A Strategy for Rebuilding the Future

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Thank you to the NEA for sharing this compelling feature on Municipal Agency and Artist Partnerships: A Strategy for Rebuilding the Future.

“In the throes of COVID-19’s devastating effects on artists and communities, many are looking ahead to make sure that art and artists are integral to the social, cultural, and economic recovery ahead.

“Mayors, public health agencies, parks departments, and municipal government alike will need creative strategies to address: collective trauma and healing, anxieties about reentering public space, literal redesign of public safety and event formats, and reinvention of systems to address gross inequities that have put many at risk. These, in addition to fueling the need for collective joy and celebration of the good that endures.

“More than ever, artists are a skilled and potent force to partner with municipalities on these challenges. What do these collaborations look like?”

Read the full article and download the NEA’s free Municipal-Artist Partnership guide at
arts.gov/art-works/2020/municipal-agency-and-artist-partnerships-strategy-rebuilding-future