Mobilizing Capital: Artists' Impact on Community Health and Wellbeing

November 20, 2020


The Federal Reserve Bank of New York, in partnership with Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, will host a discussion focused on artists' role in building an equitable economy and their influence on community health and wellbeing on November 20, 2020 via Webex.

The webinar will explore the intersection of arts and culture, community investments, and healthy communities. Creative and arts-based strategies are central to community development and can support investments that strive for equitable and durable long-term health outcomes. Speakers will include leaders striving to invest their capital in an upstream approach to health care through arts, artists as catalysts of change in communities, and academia providing current research on the connection between arts and health.

The event will be recorded and open to the public.

Event Details

Date & Time
November 20, 2020
1:00pm - 2:30pm


The event is open to the media and members of the public. All remarks will be on-the-record unless otherwise noted and the event will be recorded.

1:00pm-1:10pm Welcome & Opening Remarks

David Erickson, SVP, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Deborah Cullinan, CEO, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
1:10pm-1:50pm Investing in Artists to Build Community and Create Change

Moderator: Annie Donovan, COO, LISC

Lyz Crane, Deputy Director, ArtPlace America
Hatuey Ramos-Fermín, Director of Programs, The Laundromat Project
Linh Dang, Senior Director, NYC Health + Hospitals Arts in Medicine
1:50pm-2:00pm Artist Vignette

Darryl Ratcliff, Co-Founder, Gossypion Investments
2:00pm-2:20pm Evidence-based Research on Arts and Health

Susan Magsamen, Founder and Executive Director, International Arts + Mind Lab, Brain Science Institute at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
David O. Fakunle, Ph.D., CEO DiscoverME/RecoverME: Enrichment Through the African Oral Tradition
2:20pm-2:30pm Reflections & Closing

Penelope Douglas, Chief Strategy and Revenue Officer, YBCA, and Outreach & Education Visiting Scholar, New York Fed

Media & General Inquiries
This event is open to the media. All remarks and panels are on-the-record, unless otherwise noted. Members of the press who wish to attend should contact Andrea Priest to RSVP.

For more information about this event or to ask questions of the panelists, please email NY.Fed.CommunityDevelopment@ny.frb.org.

Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts


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