Why Art Matters

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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Fact of the Week #8: "The arts enable us to have experience we can have from no other source" - www.ncaea.org

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Art In The News

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

Taking Note: The Arts and Subjective Well-Being Measurement - At a social science research gathering a few years ago, I was treated to a dazzling series of presentations about the measurement of subjective well-being. I saw results from life-satisfaction surveys and findings from  time-use  diaries that attempted to record the daily experiences people regard as the most or least pleasurable.
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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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