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Art & Well-Being: Toward A Culture of Health

By Arlene Goldbard, U.S. Department of Arts and Culture (USDAC), 2018, 75 pages

The U.S. Department of Arts and Culture (USDAC) has just published a guide for citizen artists who place their gifts at the service of healing, working for both individual and collective well-being, recognizing social justice as the foundation of a culture of health. Artists, organizers, medical practitioners, founders, educators and policymakers who understand the critical importance of arts-based interventions will find it indispensable!

What can art do to nurture a culture of health? Art & Well-Being includes a framework for understanding a culture of health, one that responds equally to all individual and community needs. Looking at the social determinants of health - such as race, class, and gender - it demonstrates how social justice is the single greatest factor in ensuring well-being. The guide features three detailed case studies, dozens of project descriptions, and hundreds of links to powerful arts projects, research resources and detailed accounts for those who want to go even deeper. A section on right relationships covers ethics, partnerships and much more.

Read more and download the free guide at https://usdac.us/cultureofhealth