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.
Reach to teach: Arts organizations make education a priority - At one time, symphony orchestras were obligated only, or mostly, to present good concerts. Museums showed painting and sculpture. Theater companies mounted their productions. It was simple; it was all about the art. www.postandcourier.com
The Value and Importance of the Arts and the Humanities in Education and Life - A number of my summer conversations have centered around the imortance of the arts and the humanities. I spoke wi my friend Dr. Mitchel B. Reiss, the President of Washington College, www.huffingtonpost.com
National Forum in Pittsburgh focuses on art's role in improving education - Antara Cleetus is only 11 year old, but she already has opinions about arts education. www.pittsburghpost-gazette.com
STEM is incredibly valuable, but if we want the best innovators we must teach the arts - We've all heard it before, we are facing another crisis...www.washingtonpost.com