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Welcome: Andrea Robles, PhD

Introductory Remarks: Steven Woolf, MD, MPH, VCU Center on Society and Health


The Arts and Community Transformation:

  • Sunil Iyengar, PhD, National Endowment for the Arts: The arts, place, social cohesion, and health equity
  • Patricia Moore Shaffer, PhD, National Endowment for the Arts: Intro to creative placemaking and our town theory of change, focusing on social/community-level changes

Research on the Arts and Civic Engagement:

  • Lynn Osgood, Civic Arts Austin: Forklift
  • Kate Bukoski, East Carolina University: Farmville


What is the significance of placed-based art? What is the relationship between placed-based art and civic engagement and social cohesion? Researchers from the National Endowment for the Arts and a few of their grantees will explore the role of artists, designers, and cultural organizations in transforming communities within cities, towns, and rural places across the country. The focus is on research studies and measurement approaches to understand the relationships between place-based arts projects and civic engagement, social cohesion, and other community-level outcomes.

Closing Remarks: Melissa Gouge, PhD

Q&A Discussion: Facilitated by Andrea Robles, PhD

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