Why Art Matters

Fact of the Week #95: Federal Candidates can feel safe voting to increase support for the arts. All else being equal, Americans who are likely to vote in the 2016 presidential election...americasforthearts

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Fact of the Week #94: Experience in dance/theatre, music, and visual arts helps to create...kennedy-center.org

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Fact of the Week #93: Art Education has a measurable impact on at-risk youth in deterring...ncaea.org

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Fact of the Week #92: The arts make vivid the fact that neither words...arteducators.org

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Fact of the Week #91:
The arts put people to work. By investing in the arts, the public sector is fostering a skilled work force...
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Art In U.S. News

New Research Reveals National, State , and Regional Facts about Arts Participation- The National Endowment for the Arts is releasing new research that for the first time offers a complete state-by-state perspective on how Americans particpate in the arts. www.arts.gov

Making Art Will Lower Your Stress Level:Turn off cable news and start molding some clay- With tension and fear dominating the nightly news, it's fair to assume that stress levels are high for a lot of people right now. New research suggests...www.psmag.com

Region's innovative arts education and programs give outlet, experience- At Baltimore Youth Arts, teenagers are painting murals around the city. www.baltimoresun.com

Can testing save arts education? - Teachers hope exams will make arts matter as much as math and English. It sounded like an ordinary assignment for a visual arts class: www.hechingerreport.org

Art in Canada News

Why Creativity Is Key To Boosting NB’s Economy - 

There are a lot of skills you need to have to thrive into today’s growing knowledge and tech-based economy.

You need to be diverse, flexible and of course have the education crucial for the jobs that will need to be filled today and for years to come.

Yet, with all the talk about how we need to teach kids to code and build robots in Grade 2, one important skill is getting left behind in the conversation: creativity. huddletoday.com

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The state of the arts in CanadaWere it not for the two-story-tall picture of a male dancer that hangs on the front of the building, you would never know that the tan-colored structure with a flat roof and sunken basement entrance was the Montreal home of the Grands Ballets Canadiens. It looks more like space zoned for light industry, or perhaps an office for a telemarketing firm. It is that grim.

“We live in a garage,” says Alain Dancyger, the company’s executive director. “And that’s not conducive to attracting and retaining top talent from around the world.” www.washingtonpost.com

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Shaping a New Future - Read "Shaping a New Future," our new 5-year Strategic Plan. We believe that arts and culture are an essential part of our belonging – to our community, country, society, and to humanity itself. Download the strategic plan.

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Newfoundland Arts Cuts Could Be Taste of What's to Come- The worldwide crash in oil prices is affecting much more than simply mutual funds and...www.canadianart.ca

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