The arts are integral to our lives. They connect the lives of our citizens.

The arts are essential to the health and vitality of our communities and our nation.

The arts tell our story as a community – giving rise to voices that might otherwise go unheard and helping us all to find common ground from which to build strength and resilience. The arts play a vital role in the social determinants of health – improving outcomes for those with chronic illness, childhood obesity, mental health and improving overall community well-being.

 The arts create positive change in Topeka by increasing our ability to find creative solutions to social issues.