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Arts and Culture Discussion Series Session 3: Arts and Public Health

  • New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) 145 Tremont Street, 7th Floor Bostons, MA 02111 (map)

**Registration has reached maximum capacity. Please feel welcome to sign up for the waitlist-- we will email you in the event that space opens up. Additionally, we may have day-of cancellations and no-shows. If you would like to be on a stand by waitlist on the day of the event, please arrive at the event beginning at 9AM on April 23 and add your name to the standby list. If there are registrants who do not show up by 9:35, we will begin releasing their seats to those on the standby waitlist in the order of their arrival. Please note that this is a different process than the waitlist process that occurs prior to the day of the event. If you have any questions, please contact the organizer: Thanks!**


The New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) in partnership with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) is presenting a discussion series that exploring how public art can address a range of planning goals and objectives related to green infrastructure, community building, economic development, and public health.

Our guest speakers for our April discussion on Art and Public Health are:

•   Gina Rodriguez, Cultural Affairs Manager from the Department of Arts Culture and Tourism (ACT), instrumental in helping the City secure Kresge FreshLo funds for the Sowing Place project

•   Valerie Tutson, Director of Rhode Island Black Storytellers, artist facilitator for Illuminating Trinity (a previous ACT project), and a member of the statewide Arts and Health Advisory Group

•   Vatic Kuumba, poet, theatre artist, artist facilitator for the Sowing Place

We are excited have these three join us to share about their work and to lead us in this discussion on art and public health. 

Although this event is FREE, space is limited and may fill up quickly.