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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Americans are involved in the arts. "We will vote for candidates who increase arts funding." "53% support increasing federal government spending on nonprofit arts organizations (vs 22% against)". www.americansforthearts.org


"Supporting Public Art provides professional opportunities for artists and...amherstma.gov


"There is growing recognition that the arts play a particularly powerful role in efforts supporting active-duty service members, reservists, www.nasaa-arts.org


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Patchwork-Style Animal Murals Raise Awareness of Endangered Species Around the World

The animal kingdom is filled with fascinating species of all shapes and sizes. However, many of these creatures are facing endangerment and even extinction due to the devastating effects of climate change. That is why one artist is using his creative talents to spread awareness for these vulnerable species. https://mymodernmet.com


October is National Arts & Humanities Month

October is National Arts & Humanities Month (NAHM)—a coast-to-coast collective recognition of the importance of culture in America. NAHM was launched by Americans for the Arts more than 30 years ago as National Arts Week in honor of the twentieth anniversary of the National Endowment for the Arts. In 1993, it was reestablished by Americans for the Arts and national arts partners as a month-long celebration, with goals. www.americansforthearts


Arts Vote 2020 - Arts Action Fund

Make your vote count. Learn about your state's voter information.... www.artsactionfund.org


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


Namta recently received some photos from one of our 2019 Grant Recipients and wanted to share them with all of our members to remind all of you, at this difficult time, the importance to continue to keep the arts alive and thriving.  As Peter Kelly who works in Foundation Relations at Mercy Home for Boys & Girls comments – “it’s so awesome to see moments like these when our kids are having fun and expressing themselves.”  Thank you Namta members for helping to make this possible.  

 


Faber-Castell USA, known for its high -quality professional art supplies and materials, has announced a new collaborative effort with ...


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