Why Art Matters

Fact of the Week #122:Artistic Literacy is critical to a child's..nationalartsstandards.org

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Fact of the Week #121: Art Access is linked to better health, safety, and education in lower-income neighborhoods. These include..artsy.net

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Fact of the Week #120: Differences in arts participation rates between adults in urban..arts.gov

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Fact of the Week # 119: According to the National Governors Association's report, How States Are Using Arts & Culture to Strengthen Their Global Trade Development, state governments find that including..americansforthearts.org

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Fact of the Week #118: Visual arts is the second most commonly studied...arts.gov

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Art In U.S. News

How Integrating Arts Into Other Subjects Makes Learning Come Alive: Art has long been recognized as an important part of a well-rounded education- but when it comes down to setting...ww2.kqed.org

Cities See the Arts as a Beautiful Economic Tool: Many local arts councils promote art for arts's sake. Now city and state officials are...www.wsj.com

Arts education is a process, not just a product - NEW YEARS blessings on the Globe for the Jan. 2 editorial, “Make arts education standard.” You hit critical issues with arts education across the state from importance to access and funding.

Testing, along with STEM initiatives, have plunged the arts farther and farther from the perceived curricular mainstream. Although No Child Left Behind did list the arts as core curriculum, the Every Student Succeeds Act placed renewed importance on “a well-rounded education” that includes the arts. bostonglobe.com

Make arts education standard- KIDS NEED TO learn about the arts. But teachers and parents have complained about the narrowing of elementary and secondary public education - specifically, that federal guidelines..www.bostonglobe.com

Art in Canada News

Art in Condoland- Development mania across Canada is marked by eye-catching public art. But what makes such works successful?  No one, it seems, can quite agree...www.canadianart.ca

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Community-based arts program for youth in low-income communities: A multi-method evaluation- The article presents findings from a quasi-experimental evaluation...www.artsedsearch.org

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Canada Allocates $3.9 Million to Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto- The Ministry of Canadian Heritage has announced that $3.9 million has been earmarked...www.artforum.com

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'I like living': Young Indigenous artists heal pain through painting- The challenges facing First Nations students in Thunder Bay, Ont., were transformed into beautiful works of art..www.cbc.ca

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