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 every community and it makes good business sense, too.
Fact of the Week #210: "Because we were an immigrant family and I am first-generation, I always had this imbalance of belonging. I think at first it was the language barrier, not speaking English, but then it started becoming about how I look. Artsy.net
Fact of the Week #209: A large majority of state arts agencies are pursuing at least one program, policy, service or partnership related to serving military and veteran populations through the arts. https://nasaa-arts.org
Making Art is Good For Your Health. Here's How To Start A Habit- Whether it's woodworking, sewing or sculpting teeny cupcakes out of bright purple clay, making art is good for your mind and body. www.npr.org
Another Benefit to going to Museums? You May Live Longer- Researchers in Britain found that people who go to museums, the theater and the opera were less likely to die in the study period than those who didn't. www.nytmes.com
Cultural Education Plan - A Way Of Implementing Children's Rights To Culture And Arts In Finland- Is culture and arts accessible for all children? Are museums, theatres, and concert halls available also for children? These questions are tackled In Finland with a cultural education plan, which is a comprehensive cultural programme designed for pupils. www.creative-generation.org
Transforming a School Through Arts Integration: Structuring a school around the arts can help students excel academically and develop social and emotional skills...www.edutopia.org
Canada Council Contributes to Respectful Workplaces in the Arts Initiative: In April 2018, the Canada Council made a tangible commitment to fostering healthy, respectful and harassment-free workplaces in the arts...www.canadacouncil.ca