Why The Arts?

By    Aug 11, 2016
How do the arts fit into the many definitions of community?
Creative Community Fellows alumna, Director of Art in Praxis and Interim Director of the Bromo Arts District, Jess Solomon shares her perspective in conversation with Marty Pottenger, artist and director of Art at Work.

Both artists reflect on the increase of artists who work within communities, and on the unique role that art can play in strengthening and supporting communities:

“Art has always been used to make things better, to inspire people, to bring people together. But this new way involved identifying very specific challenges, envisioning possibilities, and then inventing or designing a way forward with art at the heart.”