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A group of artists poses for a photo in front of a mural.

Some of the pilot program’s craft artists will continue to work with the MPH program to measure their work’s influence.

Photo by Cori Anderson

Last year, the Center for Craft awarded grants to six regional artists and art organizations to explore the impact of craft on community health in Western North Carolina.

Artists were paired with UNC Asheville-UNC Gillings Master of Public Health students + together, they completed projects geared toward community engagement during the fall of 2023.

The findings? Communities that embrace and invest in craft enrich their culture and enhance their members’ health, well-being, and resilience.

See the projects + outcomes

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