On May 6, Kennedy Center Artistic Advisor at Large Yo-Yo Ma co-hosts the Kennedy Center Arts Summit. The summit will bring together thought leaders from the arts, humanities, and related fields for conversation and connection.
JFK inspired the world with a simple call to action: ‘Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.’ Today, I want to take that a step further, and ask, ‘What can we do together that we can’t do alone?’ I think culture is an essential part of the answer. We all participate in culture; it creates new connections and demands the kind of collaboration that will inspire our citizens for another century.
The fourth annual Kennedy Center Arts Summit will examine how arts and culture play a critical role in shaping society, especially through interdisciplinary connections. We’ll focus on existing projects and programs that can propel one’s thinking towards new ideas and actions, including the leaders often looked up to for guidance and inspiration.