Necessary Relevance: The Role of the Arts in Society

YANA has developed a series of programs to explore the role of arts and culture in society, particularly in a tenuous economy and amidst fervent social justice movements.
Join us for any or all of the upcoming programs featuring Yalies in all parts of the arts and cultural sectors.


Beyond Performance & Exhibition: The Many Roles of Arts in Society
Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020


Art and music touch all of our lives in some way or another. They are deeply entrenched in human experience and history and have been studied in a wide range of fields. From history and performance to anthropology, sociology, and the sacred and ceremonial rituals in many world religions, the “arts” are intrinsically part of our lives.

Explore this larger role of arts, music, and culture in our society beyond performance and exhibition. We have practitioners and experts from the fields of K-12 school programs, social justice, religion, ableness inclusivity, and trauma healing.