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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Autism and Art are a most powerful intercept with children and their continued progress. www.act-today.org


"Arts integration allows students to explore their knowledge, thoughts, opinions, and feelings about content in creative ways." www.edutopia.org


Public Art provides a safe visual experience while becoming a catalyst for raising awareness for social issues during the most trying of times. www.artnews.com


Art in the News see all


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


Arts education is a must for future generations

Art is a place where students can play with aesthetics and make beautiful objects, paintings and drawings. www.shine.on


Education. Innovation. Art, Justice and Prison Reform

In Western Australia, in the small dusty town of Coolgardie, I am listening to a man share his experience of his recent return from prison to society after 32 years. He explains how he built hope in prison by teaching art to his fellow inmates and how artmaking builds bridges from incarceration to society. www.sandiego.edu


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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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