Supporting the arts has always been a key objective for NAMTA members but never has Art Advocacy been more crucial than it is today. Study after study has shown that including art-related activities in a child’s education will produce a smarter, more creative and successful student.
Advocating for the arts enhances every community and it makes good business sense, too.
Fact of the Week #97: Provision of arts education is out of sync with student demand : A multi-year trend of decreases in K-12 arts education finally rebounded in 2013. Previously, even with downward trends in the number of high school arts and music classes..artsindexusa.org
Why Top Global Teachers Believe the Arts Matter More Than Ever Findings from a recent American Institutes for Research study shows arts integration also has great potential for improving student learning in multiple disciplines. The award-winning series, The Global Search for Education, published by CMRubinWorld, asked expert educators from around the world: How can we maximize the value of art and music in education and how can it be blended with more traditional subjects? broadwayworld.com
Childhood Creativity Leads To Innovation in Adulthood- Researchers link arts and crafts in childhood to financial success in adulthood. My 6-year-old daughter has been exposed to the arts regularly since the beginning of her life. Her mom has ensured that regular..www.psychologytoday.com
Arts Education and Interculturalism - Arts education can help foster attitudes favouring intercultural openness. Arts education can also help to address issues such as ethnocentrism, relativity of tastes, bias, stereotyping, prejudice, discrimination and racism. My recent exploration into the workings of arts education in promoting peace opened up my understanding to the vista of opportunities around alternative education to interculturalism. huffingtonpost.com
Arts education bill lands on governor's desk- An Assembly bill that will update California's public school arts curriculum and teaching materials for elementary and middle school students awaits Gov. Jerry brown's signature. www.thereporter.com
7 Tips to be an #ArtsDay Advocate on Social Media Join us on Twitter at 12pm EST on October 25th, where we’ll be sharing the #ArtsDay messages and bringing arts advocacy into communities across Canada. This is a great way to help spread the messages being shared on Parliament Hill and an opportunity to connect with other arts advocates across the country. Simply log onto Twitter at noon on the 25th and watch the #artsconvo hashtag to join in.canadianartscoalition.com
Artists to Criss-Cross Nation with Shipping Containers for Canada's 150th- Three shipping containers transformed into mobile art studios will set out on routes across the country in June of next year, converging three months later in Winnipeg. Each container...www.canadianart.ca