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5/31 10:00 AM CST - The Healing Power of Art

May 19, 2022 1:26 PM | Anonymous

Join the MN Department of Health on May 31 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM for a monthly Mental Well-Being and Resilience Learning Community!

Art can be a powerful source of healing for individuals and communities. Art can be used to promote community connections, foster a sense of belonging and support community identity. Art can also help local government authentically connect with communities to support their mental health and well-being and to understand what people care about.

The Creative Response Fund is a program of the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy in the City of Minneapolis, implemented in partnership with Arts Midwest, a regional arts agency. The Creative Response Fund provides artist-led creative healing and support to Minneapolis communities that continue to be directly impacted by the lasting effects of then pandemic and the ongoing challenges related to the murder of George Floyd. Now in its third year, the fund was in 2020 to mobilize the unique skills of artists to respond to community needs and engage with and expand the impact of community healing and support. Join us to hear the stories about the artist-led projects how they provided healing self-care in the midst of public health emergencies and the debris following the murder of George Floyd, and how they contributed to mental health and well-being.  Also learn about how this is connected to regional and national efforts and how your community might consider ways to engage artists in big and small ways to promote well-being. 

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