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National Arts Policy Roundtable | Americans for the Arts
September 19, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - September 21, 2019 @ 12:30 pm
The National Arts Policy Roundtable convenes a select group of artists, philanthropists, and thought leaders annually in lively dialogues that explores how we can create a more vibrant role for arts and culture in 21st century American society.
Each Roundtable focuses on a specific, timely topic and yields a series of recommendations on public policies and private sector practices – with the goal of moving the issue from thought to action.
The 2019 National Arts Policy Roundtable, “The Arts and The Natural World: Envisioning Pathways to a Sustainable Future,” took place on September 19–21, 2019 in Sundance, UT.
At this time in history, no topic seems more urgent than that of climate change, as it sits at the forefront of political debate, public opinion, and media coverage. The environmental impact of the climate crisis has resulted in severe societal implications on a global scale, including mass displacement and migration of climate refugees, global food and energy shortages, widespread public health concerns, an increase in extreme weather events, and more. We have long relied on artists’ searing vision to provide insight into the most pressing issues of their time, and so for the 2019 National Arts Policy Roundtable, participants came together to discuss creative solutions for how we educate the public about the climate crisis, how we advocate for policy changes, and how we adapt to our ever changing environment.