Why Art Matters

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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Fact of the Week #23: Aesthetic learning is its own reward - The arts teach young people about beauty, proportion , and grace. Students can examine....www.ascd.org

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Fact of the Week #22: "It is generally agreed that training in the Arts offers the best approach to developing the right brain." www.artsattack.com

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Fact of the Week #21: "The arts are recognized as a core academic subject under the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act..." www.issuu.com

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Art In The News

Arts Education Transforms Societies - Do you enjoy the sleek look of your new iPhone? You can thank Steve Jobs for taking a calligraphy class at Reed College. Have you or your kids scribbled on a pair of Vans sneakers? Vans' President Kevin Bailey credits the brand's creativity with the arts education many of his employees have taken. www.huffingtonpost.com

The Need for More Arts Teachers in Schools: Arts in Education Week took place last month, and since then arts education has been on my mind and in the air. A recent blog post by Alan Yaffe - here -- that contended arts education advocacy should be focused more on art-making than art-viewing got me thinking.  www.huffingtonpost.com

Ben Folds Joins NCCAS in Launching National Core Arts Standards - Arts education activist and singer-songwriter Ben Folds joined the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) for the formal launch of the new National Core Arts Standards this morning.  NCCAS-ten national arts and education service organizations- banded together to create the 2014 Core Arts Standards.  The previous version of the national arts standards were published in 1994. www.educationworld.com

Education: Operation Art helps hospital- Lisa van den Dolder says her role as the Operation Art Project Officer for The Arts Unit, Department of Education and Communities, lets her combine a love for teaching with a passion for Visual Arts, and a strong belief...www.smh.com.au

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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