Why Art Matters

Fact of the Week #202: Drawing is a powerful way to learn, a new study finds. It's better than writing notes, viewing images, or listening to lectures. www.edutopia.org

Fact of the Week #201: Employment of arts and design occupations is projected to grow 4% from 2016 to 2026, slower than the average for all occupations, adding about...www.bls.gov

Fact of the Week #200: Business support to the Arts. With billions in art funding, businesses play a key role in ensuring the health and vitality of the nation's arts sector. www.americansforthearts.org

Fact of the Week #199: Drawing is superior to activities such as reading or writing because it forces the person to process information in multiple ways..www.edutopia.org

Fact of the Week #198: There is an increasing amount of scientific evidence that proves art enhances brain function. It has an impact on brain wave patterns and... www.healing-power-of-art.org

Art In U.S. News

Report: Arts a vehicle for teaching SEL skills- Social-emotional skills are an integral part of arts education, and arts instruction is a vehicle for addressing social-emotional learning (SEL) in schools, www.educationdive.com

What Makes Art So Compelling? Is it one particular element or a combination of many? - El Castillo's 'The Panel of Hands' is believed to be 40,800 years old, but signs of artistic behaviour in human beings stretch back farther than that. www.thriveglobal.com

Funny Faces:Teaching English through Art- Yes, I teach art. And Yes, I teach in English. The Problem! My students don't understand me! www.schoolartdigital.com

This World War II Hero's Art Said What Words Couldn't - As the gray dawn spread over the coast of Normandy on June 6, 1944, revealing the legions of Allied ships...www.nytimes.com

Art in Canada News

Estimates of the Direct Economic Impact of Culture in the Territories in 2017- Based on statistics Canada's product perspective, the direct economic impact www.hillstrategies.com

Canada Council Contributes to Respectful Workplaces in the Arts Initiative: In April 2018, the Canada Council made a tangible commitment to fostering healthy, respectful and harassment-free workplaces in the arts...www.canadacouncil.ca

Budget 2019 Will Deliver More Arts Events in Canadian Communities- The  Canadian Arts Coalition (CAC) is please to see the government commit to a $16 million increase of...www.canadianartscoalition.com

Canadian Art Gallery Attendance Continues to Grow- A new study released today has some promising information for art galleries in Canada. Funded by...www.canadianart.ca


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