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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Fact of the Week #266

"Multiple studies have found that art programs in prisons increase sel-acceptance, give a sense of autonomy," www.thevisualcommunicationguy.com

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Fact of the Week #265

"Scrapbooking may help ease the symptoms of dementia in your loved ones. The mental strain...." www.companionserve.com

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Fact of the Week #264

"Health and well-being, both individually and for communities, is about being able to flourish and grow. ww2.americansforthearts.org

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How The Arts have impacted Prisoners and the system

Great article about The Arts and Prison and relates to the Fact of the Week.....www.nytimes.com


The Benefits of Arts & Crafts for Children

"While they make a mess, children's craft kits make for brilliant toys. They can help them to explore their artistic talents and creativity as well as many of their core thinking skills. https://mehimthedogandababy.com


The Benefits of Sewing and Quilting for Physical and Mental Health

All quilters know that quilitng is a creative art and fun pastime. But did you know that it can enhance your physical and mental health? www.shabbychichboho.com


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New Report Released on the Economic Impact of the Arts and Cultural Sector

2019 Data Analyzed by National Endowment for the Arts and Bureau of Economic Analysis Shows Sector Growth Before Pandemic. www.arts.gov

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Namta Sponsors the Mid Carolina Region of the Scholastic Art Awards

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

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Why Local Art Matter Now More Than Ever

There is unprecedented enthusiasm among young art collectors today for discovering local artists. www.artworkarvhive.com

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