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Site Visit Session: Creative Responses to Crisis: A Discussion on the Role of the Arts in Improving Mental Health (Pre-Registration Required)

All slots have been filled - you can add your name to the waiting list by contacting

This session will take place offsite at the Pregones Theatre - transportation will be provided to and from the theater. Transportation is provided through generous support from the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund.

The pandemic has had a profound impact on mental health. These challenges have disproportionately affected historically marginalized and vulnerable populations, including communities of color and people with pre-existing challenges such as unemployment, poverty, domestic violence, homelessness, mental illness, disabilities, refugee history, and immigration status. Arts organizations have seen their communities and constituents struggle. Every arts organization will affirm that the arts are inherently therapeutic. Today, there is an urgency for arts funders to do more. We can be more intentional about using the arts to support mental health issues, particularly trauma, depression, anxiety, and stigma that is a barrier to seeking help.

Funders will discuss the mental health fallout from COVID and engage in discussion with two NYC-based arts organizations that will share insights on programs they have developed to address these issues in their communities.

This session is limited to 30 attendees. Pre-registration is required to attend this session and there is no additional cost to attend. It can be added during the overall registration process. All slots have been filled - you can add your name to the waiting list by contacting

Date & Time: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2023 -
3:00pm to 6:30pm EDT
Offsite - Pregones Theatre (transportation provided)