Art Advocacy Has Never Been More Crucial

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 communities and makes good business sense.

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"Arts and creativity make us stronger-as individuals, families, communities, states and as a country." nasaa-arts.org


"In its FY20 appropriations to the Department of Veterans Affairs, Congress approves a ground-breaking $5million direct appropriation to support the integration of the arts and creative arts therapies in the VA Whole Health initiative and continued partnerships with healing arts providers." www.americansforthearts.org


Art can transform our lives. When we connect with art, we are ultimately connecting with our inner selves. www.samanthakaplanart.com


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Biden Administration Proposes Substantial Budget Increase to the NEA

From Americans for the Arts Action Fund  - Please read Biden's Administration Proposal to the NEA (National Endowment for the Arts). www.artsactionfund.org


What plague art tells us about today

How have artists portrayed epidemics over the centuries- and what can the artworks tell us about then and now? www.bbc.com


BU talk shows how 'Visual Thinking Strategy' can help guide future medicine practitioners

Arts and science are sometimes thought to be on opposite ends of the spectrum of creativity. www.dailyfreepress.com


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2019 Data Analyzed by National Endowment for the Arts and Bureau of Economic Analysis Shows Sector Growth Before Pandemic. www.arts.gov


Namta has once again became a sponsor for the Mid-Carolina Region of the Scholastic Art Awards. This is the nations' longest running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens.

Our sponsorship allows for the gold key winners art work to be featured on billboards in the Charlotte NC area, Namta's headquarters. These future artists are recognized for their talent, creativity and perseverance especially during these difficult times. Their art is a testament to their passion for the arts.

See additional winners : https://coaa.uncc.edu


There is unprecedented enthusiasm among young art collectors today for discovering local artists. www.artworkarvhive.com


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