Why Art Matters

Fact of the Week #28: Children of parents who had arts education or who attend art events are....www.niu.edu

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Fact of the Week #27: The arts teach children that in complex forms of problem solving purposes are seldom fixed, but change with circumstance and opportunity. www.ncaea.org

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Fact of the Week #26: Support Comes in Many Forms - In addition to funding, there are several ways in which states can support a high-quality arts education. A recent report from the Arts Education Partnership offers a snapshot of the different Policies states have adopted to support arts education. www.ncsl.org

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Fact of the Week #25: Arts mean business.  The Creative Industries are art businesses that range from nonprofit museums, symphonies, and theaters to for-profit film, architecture, and design companies. www.americasforthearts.org 

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Fact of the Week #24: Art Helps Students Understand Symbols - Craft activites often use templates that do not allow children to freely create...www.education.com

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Art In The News

'The Smartest Kids in the World'- Amanda Ripley, author of the best-seller The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way, says education in Finland was the best in the world. If you want your kid to be smart, she has said, send them to Finland.  www.huffingtonpost.com

 

STEM vs. STEAM: Do the Arts Belong? -  A tug of war is currently looming between proponents of STEM education (science, technology, engineering, and math) and advocates for STEAM lessons, which add art to the mix. Whichever side you come down on, here are some ideas for you to mull over. www.edweek.org

Arts attract people, bring money to Lima - It may be fun to go to the symphony or see Alice Cooper at the Civic Center. Many Lima residents don't realize how much their night out can affect the community. www.limaohio.com

Are State Arts Education Policies Working? - Just because a state has a law requiring arts instruction doesn't mean students are actually getting it, according to education experts at Education Writers Associaiton webinar today. www.blogs.edweek.org

Member News

Opus Art Supplies inspires creativity with new video. "The inner critic is something every creative person struggles with and yet so many feel like they are the only one. We wanted people to know they weren't alone.

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The effort is called Round Up for the Visual Arts! and it is launched in conjunction with the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County. The fundraiser coincides with October as National Arts and Humanities month.

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Marking the accomplishments of their “100 Days of Tombow” campaign to promote arts education nationwide, Tombow recently donated $10,000 

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National Arts Advocacy Day brought more than 500 grassroots advocates to Washington DC.

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