ATC strongly believes in the power of the arts to enhance the well-being of those who participate. Art making and performance have been used since the beginning of the time for healing and community building. Over the last 20 years, researchers have investigated how engagement in the arts benefits people on both an individual and community level. This research has demonstrated how effective the arts can be in improving the health and well being in those who participate. It has also been discovered that the arts can be utilized to address the social determinants of health, which are the conditions in the environments where people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that drive social and economic inequities.