Mobilizing Local Arts and Cultural Assets in Response to COVID-19
Immediate action is needed to stop the spread of COVID-19 and to address the pandemic's economic, health, and social impacts in communities. Solutions are needed for both the short and long term. Local arts and cultural resources, and artists themselves, are one of the most powerful and readily available resources to support community connection, wellbeing, and recovery.
“We are in an unprecedented situation, and cannot resort to the usual tools in such unusual times. The creativity of the responses must match the unique nature of this crisis.” UN Secretary-General, António Guterres
The Advisory Brief for Local and Public Health Agencies and Organizations calls for local public health agencies and organizations to mobilize existing local arts and cultural assets to develop creative responses to this crisis. The advisory brief offers action steps, real-time examples and resources related to communication, connection, resilience, and recovery.
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This brief was created by the following contributors and reviewers, in partnership with ArtPlace America and the National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI):
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