Advised by acclaimed soprano Renée Fleming as advisor and advocate, LA Opera Connects organized the inaugural Los Angeles County Arts and Health Week from June 12 through June 18, 2022, in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture and the World Health Organization’s Healing Arts Initiative. Featuring presentations from organizations around the county, the events examined the impact of the arts in local health communities, the connections between the arts, wellness and recovery and the many resources available to Angelenos.
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2022 Arts and Health Week Recap
LOS ANGELES COUNTY ARTS AND HEALTH WEEK SUMMIT
On June 15, 2022, LA Opera Connects hosted a day-long summit at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in the Eva and Marc Stern Grand Hall. The convening highlighted presentations from organizations engaging in this important work and the diverse resources available for those seeking to make arts and health a part of their mission. Experience the summit by listening to the audio recordings below.
Christopher Koelsch – President and CEO, LA Opera
This included a written statement from Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson (Chair, National Endowment for the Arts) recognizing the significance of the event and the ongoing work in the field.
Renée Fleming – Internationally acclaimed soprano and Advisor for Special Projects, LA Opera
Reaffirming the power of the arts in health, including spotlighting new initiatives, economic impact analyses and toolkits being developed to standardize research.
REMARKS AND PRESENTATION
Kristin Sakoda – Director, Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture
Framing remarks and a presentation highlighting Los Angeles County initiatives advancing the intersection of arts and health.
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PANEL DISCUSSION - TRANSFORMATIVE INITIATIVES IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY
Addressing inequities and the role of the arts in healing and well-being with Shavonda Webber-Christmas, Heidi Duckler, Denise Grande and Karen Mack.
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