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Ten Minutes with Americans for the Arts - Mandi Lee

October is National Arts & Humanities Month (NAHM)—a collective recognition of the importance of culture in America with a focus on equitable access to the arts, encouraging communities to participate in the arts, allowing governments and businesses to show support for the arts, and raising public awareness about the positive impact of the arts and humanities in our lives.


The arts are a national asset and should be available everywhere to everyone—and while a majority of the public believes this based on public opinion polling and other research, it’s often not their default way of thinking about the arts. National Arts & Humanities Month is an opportunity for everyone to help change public perception and promote the crucial role of the arts and humanities in promoting individual wellbeing, addressing trauma, connecting cultures, highlighting inequities, and making our communities healthier and stronger.


Whether you’ve participated before or want to get involved for the first time, it’s easy to be part of the celebration! You can join in the daily #ShowYourArt2022 Instagram challenge, vote for a favorite NAHM poster design created by artists in communities across the country, or attend and participate in cultural experiences wherever you live. Spread the word about National Arts & Humanities Month on social media using #NAHM—and invite your friends and family to join in the fun, too!




Remy Smith poster contestant in this years National Arts & Humanities Month (NAHM) poster contest.