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.
The Science of Drawing and Memory- It's long been known that drawing something helps a person remember it. www.edutopia.org
Why The Arts Are The Great Unappreciated Engine Of The U.S. Economy- Today and yesterday two documents were released by the federal government that should make us ask if we have our priorities straight. www.forbes.com
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
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