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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Knitting has also been proven to stimulate cognitive activity and...www.mindfood.com


"Civic dialogue is when communities discuss issues, policies, and challenges in people's lives, communities, and society." www.americansforthearts.org.


"Teaching through the arts can present difficult concepts visually," ...www.senecaacademy.org


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The health benefits of knitting

"Who knew that such a single activity could provide numerous health benefits. From your physical to psychological wellbeing, a needle and thread has the ability to transform the way we feel and think, one stitch at a time." www.mindfood.com


Indigenous Artists Voice Support for Land Restitution in New Billboard Campaign

Three decades ago, November was designated Native American Heritage month as a way to honor the original inhabitants of is now the United States. www.hyperallergic.com


THE HEALING MUSEUM

The idea that making and experiencing art can be therapeutic pervades contemporary culture, so it is no surprise that museums are responding to the collective trauma of Covid-19 by addressing concerns of mental and physical health with unprecendented intensity. www.artnews.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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