Why Art Matters

Fact of the Week #176: Arts education helps foster a positive culture in schools...arts.gov

Fact of the Week #175: Those suffering from Dementia or Alzheimer tend to lose... artisticnative.wordpress.com

Fact of the Week #174: More affluent kids are about twice as likely to visit...chalkbeat.org

Fact of the Week #173: Art provides us with the history of ourselves and other groups. Historical art shows us how... theodysseyonline.com

Fact of the Week #172: Low-Income students who are highly engaged...americansforthearts.org

Art In U.S. News

Help Your Child Learn Through Creativity: During his first year of preschool, my 3-year-old spent every morning drawing. While the other kids were...www.parents.com

Why art is becoming part of doctors' education at Virginia Mason in Seattle- One afternoon earlier this month, a group of Virginia Mason doctors huddled, discussing a man..www.seattletimes.com

Art is Good for Business- When companies are awash in cash, as many U.S. companies are following the US$1.5 trillion tax cut in December 2017, their tendency is to stick with the comfortable and...www.strategy-business.com

Let's keep the 'A' in 'STEAM': The importance of the arts in our schools- Who's got talent?  High school students, that's who! Not long ago, we were absolutely blown away by the talent and skills...www.inforum.com

Art in Canada News

How Do the Latest Federal Culture Funds Actually Break Down? - On June 26, Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly announced $125 million in new funding for culture in Canada—including the launch of Creative Export Canada, “a new funding program that will help global creators stand out in the global market,” the PR promised.

After the initial flurry of media attention on the funding, key questions remained: How does that new federal money actually break down? And what are the consequences, if any, for contemporary art and related businesses such as private art galleries and dealers? These factors were difficult to parse in initial releases, which highlighted “music, film, books, video games [and]virtual and augmented reality or design” as possible beneficiaries of the plan, as well as assisting “small and medium-sized businesses” in particular—but not once mentioning contemporary art. canadianart.ca

News In Brief: Culture Outpaces Sports in Economic Impact, and More- Public art, like 21 Balancoires at Place des Arts in Montreal, is one part of the wide-ranging...www.canadianart.ca

Art that Builds Community- Artists play a leading role in sustaining the vitality of our communities.They bring people together to address..canadacouncil.ca

The Canadian Arts Coalition Makes Recommendations to the Standing Committee on Finance: The Canadian Arts Coalition offers three recommendations for the development..www.canadianartscoalition.com

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