Why Art Matters

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

Fact of the Week #194: Total appropriations to state arts agencies are projected to remain flat between fiscal year 2018 and 2019. State revenue projections for FY 2018 overall are...nasaa-arts.org

Fact of the Week #193: In the Americans for the Arts 2018 Study, 40% of Americans believe that the White House is not spending enough on nonprofit arts organizations. www.hyperallergic.com

Fact of the Week #192: Technology and social media have also altered people's expectations of where,when, and how artistic experiences will happen, and increased people's desire...www.arts.gov

Art In U.S. News

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


Why Art Therapy, Coloring Books & Creating Stuff Reduces Stress - Around 2015 or so, adult coloring books arrived on the Amazon bestseller list, and haven’t left since. The response was polarizing: Kate Middleton was reportedly a fan at one point, but Quartz dubbed them America’s “cry for help.” Forbes called them the “dark horse of publishing” that year. Regardless of how you feel about coloring books for those past grade school, studies have proven that they do help some de-stress at the end of the day, highlighting an oft-forgotten means of stress relief: creating art. refinery29.com

Looking at Art could Help Med Students Become Better Doctors- For decades, humanities and arts classes have been offered to medical students, in attempts to help them maintain empathy and develop skills necessary to accurately diagnose their future patients. www.artsy.net

Art in Canada News

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

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

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