Why Art Matters

Fact of the Week #117: 87% of Canadians believe that arts ..canadianartscoalition.com

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Fact of the Week # 116: Art Therapy shows promise as a means of treating hard-to-treat symptoms of..atwb.org

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Fact of the Week #115: Art programs are mandatory in countries..thriveart.com

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Fact of the Week #114: The multidisciplinary and communal nature of artist..arts.gov

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Fact of the Week #113: Arts Integration into all subjects shows that exposure to the arts can help with academics, too. A few schools are taking the research...ww2.kqed.org

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Art In U.S. News

Arts education is a process, not just a product - NEW YEARS blessings on the Globe for the Jan. 2 editorial, “Make arts education standard.” You hit critical issues with arts education across the state from importance to access and funding.

Testing, along with STEM initiatives, have plunged the arts farther and farther from the perceived curricular mainstream. Although No Child Left Behind did list the arts as core curriculum, the Every Student Succeeds Act placed renewed importance on “a well-rounded education” that includes the arts. bostonglobe.com

Make arts education standard- KIDS NEED TO learn about the arts. But teachers and parents have complained about the narrowing of elementary and secondary public education - specifically, that federal guidelines..www.bostonglobe.com

7 Ways Art Supports Interdisciplinary Work: Art is a popular choice for interdisciplinary partnerships, but in my opinion, art is too often used to illustrate or creatively express content of the other discipline.  It is often expected... www.edutopia.org

The arts help kids with math, critical thinking: If you've ever watched a child find her rhythm on pots and pans or been surprised to find a drawing scrawled on the wall, you know..www.mnn.com

Art in Canada News

Community-based arts program for youth in low-income communities: A multi-method evaluation- The article presents findings from a quasi-experimental evaluation...www.artsedsearch.org

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Canada Allocates $3.9 Million to Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto- The Ministry of Canadian Heritage has announced that $3.9 million has been earmarked...www.artforum.com

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'I like living': Young Indigenous artists heal pain through painting- The challenges facing First Nations students in Thunder Bay, Ont., were transformed into beautiful works of art..www.cbc.ca

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Study: Canadians Spending Less Time on Arts and Culture- Canadians are spending less time engaged in the arts, culture and social leisure than they did...www.canadianart.ca

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