Why Art Matters

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

Fact of the Week #197: Arts and culture play a significant role in the economic activity of the country. The value-added to GDP by arts and cultural production is nearly....www.arts.gov

Fact of the Week #196: Civic dialogue is when communities discuss issues, policies, and challenges in people's lives, communities, and society. www.americansforthearts.org

Fact of the Week #195: 85% of military patients involved with the National Intrepid Center of Excellence's (NICoE) Healing Arts program...warriorcare.dodlive.mil

Art In U.S. News

The Science of Drawing and Memory- It's long been known that drawing something helps a person remember it. www.edutopia.org

Why The Arts Are The Great Unappreciated Engine Of The U.S. Economy- Today and yesterday two documents were released by the federal government that should make us ask if we have our priorities straight. www.forbes.com

Using Arts Education to Help other Lessons Stick- The arts can be a source of joy in a child's day, and also come in handy for memorizing times tables. www.nytimes.com

4 tips on teaching emotional,social skills through craft: Teaching kids social and emotional skills is getting renewed attention, and arts and crafts are a good way to do that, at home as well as at school. www.tuscon.com


Art in Canada News

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


2018 Arts Day Recap - On Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018, over 100 arts advocates from across Canada traveled to Parliament Hill to deliver the messages of the Canadian Arts Coalition and to encourage continued investment to our vibrant and creative sector. Teams of advocates met with Parliamentarians in order to have productive discussions about our growing industry while expressing our specific and current needs from the Minister of Canadian Heritage and the Minister of Finance. www.canadianartscoalition.com/2018-arts-day-recap/www.canadianartscoalition.comwww.canadianartscoalition.com

Canada Needs New Museum Policy and Funding : Report- The Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage calls on the federal government to respond to urgent needs in the museum sector. www.canadianart.ca

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