Artists are a catalytic force shaping and influencing our cultural, political, and economic environments. Project HEAL trains a new generation of artists and cultural producers to become Creative Agents of Change. By training artists to harness the unrealized potential of a community’s social networks (live, work, worship, learn, play), Project HEAL has a triple aim impact:
1. Catalyzing Community: transforming communities by building social, political and economic power through arts and culture interventions.
2. Moving Policy: using arts and culture as a form of language and as an experiential learning tool for building community capacity for self-advocacy around proven health policies, both public and private.
3. Shifting Culture: developing a new health sector narrative that shifts it from a “sick-care provider” to a sector whose mission is “to support people’s dreams and to enable hope.” This is a massive transformational purpose that arts and culture are uniquely suited for.