Why Art Matters

Fact of the Week #107: Arts Education as a part of the school cirriculum(delivered both in arts classrooms and through arts integrated instruction in non-arts classrooms), artedsearch.org

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Fact of the Week #106: Artists comprise 1.5 percent of the U.S. workforce (2.22 million), according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. While the unemployment rate..americansforthe arts

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Fact of the Week #105: Arts drive tourism. Arts travelers are ideal tourists, staying longer and spending more to seek out authentic..21cm.org

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Fact of the Week #104: Art helps Language Development. For very young children, making art - or just talking about it - provides opportunities...pbs.og

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Fact of the Week #103: Engaging in the arts makes us feel creative. Among those who are personally involved in making art or displaying art..americansforthearts.org

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Art In U.S. News

A Blueprint for Successful Arts Education- We have all heard the story: Arts education has suffered from years of neglect and decline in our schools..www.edweek.org

ARTS ENTREPRENEURS BECOME ADVOCATES FOR THE C.R.E.A.T.E. ACT - Most of us in the arts can be considered small businesses. The government creates opportunities and programs to help small businesses grow – such as micro-loans, assistance with getting back in business after a natural disaster and business incubators. Why? It’s good for the economy. It supports jobs, generates commerce, improves our global competitiveness and provides revenue to the government. 21cm.org

Learning in the visual arts and the worldviews of young children- Researchers used a quasi-experimental research design with pre-and post-test measures and treatment and...www.artsedsearch.org

Using the Arts to Synthesize Student Understanding- Sharanya Sharma's second-grade class at Two Rivers Public Charter School in Washington, DC, surveyed people at...www.edutopia.org

Art in Canada News

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

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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

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When a Contemporary Ruin Becomes an Art Festival- I have two distinct memories of Ontario Place. The first ranges back to the late-1970s, when, as an eight- or nine-year-old...www.canadianart.ca

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Curators Demand Changes to Culturally Diverse Grant- Toronto-based curator Su-Ying Lee is known for unconventional approaches to art. www.canadianart.ca

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