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.
Arts Alumni give back to their communities, IU survey finds-Individuals with arts degrees are engaged with the arts in their communities...news.iu.edu
How Art is Helping Veterans Overcome PTSD- Approximately 2.6 million United States service members were deployed to serve in the military from 2001 to 2011, during the period of...www.artsy.net
What Is Art Therapy? And How Is It Helping People? - On Wednesday morning, Second Lady Karen Pence held a press conference at Florida State University to outline how and why she will promote art therapy in the United States during her time in the White House. Her platform, officially known as Art Therapy: Healing with the HeART, aims to help Americans understand and access the benefits of art therapy and to stimulate interest among young people to pursue careers in the field.
“From children with cancer to struggling teens to grieving families to people with autism, to military service members experiencing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder to those with eating disorders…art therapy is changing lives and it is saving lives,” Pence said. artsy.net
8 Things That Happen In Kids' Brains When Arts Funding Gets Cut- In a culture obsessed with test scores, it's easy to lose sight of the fact that schools..romper.com