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May 22, 2012 / ivytechartspartner

Arts and Human Development Public Webinar – May 30

Live Webinar Hosted by the National Endowment for the Arts

with the Federal Interagency Task Force on the Arts and Human Development

Webinar will feature a presentation on the use of digital storytelling in Native Aspirations, a project supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

You are invited to a live, public webinar

Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 2:00 – 3:00 pm, EST

On May 30, the National Endowment for the Arts will host a public webinar to extend the conversation of the Interagency Task Force on the Arts and Human Development, an alliance of 15 federal agencies, offices, divisions, and departments to encourage more and better research on how the arts help people reach their full potential at all stages of life.  Task force members include representatives from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Education, and others.  This series of quarterly webinars will share compelling research and practices along with information about funding opportunities for research in the arts and human development across federal agencies. Future webinars will take place on Aug. 1 and Oct. 3, 2012. 

Guests and speakers


  • Sunil Iyengar, NEA Director of Research & Analysis, Webinar Moderator
  • Michelle Carnes, Public Health Analyst, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
  •  Presenting on Digital Storytelling: Iris PrettyPaint, Director, and Jerry Crowshoe and Corrine Taylor, Project Coordinators, Native Aspirations

Instructions for joining the webinar 

The webinar is free and open to the public.  No registration is required.

Media may RSVP to Sally Gifford, NEA Public Affairs Specialist at 202-682-5606 or

To join the webinar, go to  and check the “Enter as Guest” radio button. Type in your name and click hit “Enter Room” to join.

You may listen using your computer’s speakers or dial-in to 1-877-685-5350 and use participant code: 942738. Attendees will be muted but able to type in questions and comments through a text Q&A box.

The main presentation is a video with audio. The audio cannot be heard over the phone connection so we encourage you to listen to the webinar using your computer speakers.

An archive of the webinar will be available on June 4th at



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