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.
"The future belongs to young people with an education and the imagination to create"President Barack Obama
Why Art Matters
Fact of the Week #95: Federal Candidates can feel safe voting to increase support for the arts. All else being equal, Americans who are likely to vote in the 2016 presidential election...americasforthearts
New Research Reveals National, State , and Regional Facts about Arts Participation- The National Endowment for the Arts is releasing new research that for the first time offers a complete state-by-state perspective on how Americans particpate in the arts. www.arts.gov
Making Art Will Lower Your Stress Level:Turn off cable news and start molding some clay- With tension and fear dominating the nightly news, it's fair to assume that stress levels are high for a lot of people right now. Newresearch suggests...www.psmag.com
Region's innovative arts education and programs give outlet, experience- At Baltimore Youth Arts, teenagers are painting murals around the city. www.baltimoresun.com
Can testing save arts education? - Teachers hope exams will make arts matter as much as math and English. It sounded like an ordinary assignment for a visual arts class: www.hechingerreport.org
The state of the arts in Canada - MONTREAL — Were it not for the two-story-tall picture of a male dancer that hangs on the front of the building, you would never know that the tan-colored structure with a flat roof and sunken basement entrance was the Montreal home of the Grands Ballets Canadiens. It looks more like space zoned for light industry, or perhaps an office for a telemarketing firm. It is that grim.
“We live in a garage,” says Alain Dancyger, the company’s executive director. “And that’s not conducive to attracting and retaining top talent from around the world.” www.washingtonpost.com
Shaping a New Future - Read "Shaping a New Future," our new 5-year Strategic Plan. We believe that arts and culture are an essential part of our belonging – to our community, country, society, and to humanity itself. Download the strategic plan.