Why Art Matters

Fact of the Week #13 : "Arts participation - In school or in the workplace - strengthens creativity," www.standforthearts.com 

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Fact of the Week #12 : "The Arts help us to understand the history of the world" www.azarted.org/advocacy

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Fact of the Week #11: "The visual arts promote learning and growth in young children by building a bridge" www.vermontartscouncil.org

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Fact of the Week #10: "The facts are that arts education has a measurable impact on youth at risk..." creativeartspaceforkids.org

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Fact of the Week #9 : "Young artists, as compared with their peers," -creativeartspaceforkids.org

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Art In The News

Study Says Making Art Is Good For Your Brain, And We Say You Should Listen - "Art washes away from the soul the dust of every life," so Pablo Picasso once famously proclaimed.  www.huffingtonpost.com

Art is Freedom - a recent high school grad says public schools need more art education www.artery.wbur.org

Tony Bennett: "HIre More Art Teachers Now" - According to the Daily News, Tony Bennett and his wife,Susan Benedetto, say that "the only way to make lasting gains for disadvantaged New Yorkers on this critical educational front" is by hiring more art teachers. Mayor de Blasio seems to agree. Last month, he added $23 million in arts education funding to the city's annual budget- which is a step in the right direction after the recent years of art cutbacks.  www.broadwayworld.com

Teaching Artists Help a School District Restore Arts Education - Can the work teaching artists do in school districts impact a district’s long-term arts programming?  Absolutely!, as illustrated by the Twin Rivers Unified School District in northern Sacramento, California. www.blog.artsusa.org

Member News

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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Binders Art Supplies and Frames in Atlanta is generously donating art supplies for community art-making activity.

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