Our Health Equity and Arts, or HEArts, 2020 initiative continues to fund nonprofit organizations in partnership with equitably compensated artists engaging underserved communities in participatory sessions to identify barriers to health and/or housing equity and foster creative ways to remove the barriers faced by calling for change.
RMHF anticipates the following HEArts 2020 goals will be realized over the next two years:
- The unique role that art plays in authentically honoring the voice and integrity of the people, places, stories and ideas that emerge from participatory sessions with underserved communities will be highlighted.
- Communities will have agency to name barriers impacting health/housing equity, to co-create potential solutions, and to advocate for changes to the inequitable polices or practices they face, either in communities or in organizations.
- Leadership development opportunities will be provided for artists funded through the HEArts program that include grant writing workshops, determining your fee, understanding tax implications, marketing, etc.
- The table will be set to create healthy communities through cross-sector collaboration that includes arts and culture.