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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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Fact of the Week #273

The arts can play a powerful role in treating the physical and psychological impact of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Art therapies address effects of TBI, yielding a 66 percent improvement with depression, 50 percent improvement with anxiety, and 83% percent decrease of stress...www.americansforthearts.org

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Fact of the Week #273

Arts + Military Social Impact Explorer reports an 83% decrease in reported stress levels for military personnel in  treating the physical and psychological impact of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) . www.americansforthe arts.org

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Fact of the Week #272

89% of artists and crafters see creating as a way to improve their mental health. From Namta's 2023 Creative Outlook Market Research Study

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Art in the News see all

Public Art Facts for Kids

Public Art Fact for Kids is not just for Kids - it is an introduction to Public Art and its' history... kids.kiddle.co

What techniques are used in art therapy for children?

Art Therapy has proven to be an effective tool for children to express themselves in times of trauma. Read this article to see the benefits and how parents can embrace with their children the rewards. www.springfwd.com.au

Benefits of Creative Hobbies: Exploring Arts and Crafts

"Creative hobbies, such as arts and crafts, provide numerous benefits for individuals of all ages." www.miragenews.com

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Let Congress Know You Support Full Funding NEA

Be Informed - Know Your Facts - Speak Out to Support the Arts - Read the House & Senate Action on FY24 Appropriations - www.artsactionfund.org

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Namta's First Creativation Alliance for the Arts & Crafts

This year at Creativation by Namta 2023 in Columbus, OH , Namta created an alliance with a local organization called Directions for Youth and Families (DFYF).  Directions improves lives of individuals, families, and communities through counseling, education and support. What better way to do this than through the creative channel. Because of the generosity of several of Namta members, during Creativation by Namta in Columbus, OH a mural which expressed Directions mission was created by participants from the program. This mural will be displayed in Directions new facility.  This was just the first endeavor for Namta to leave its' mark on the community where we came together to celebrate creativity. The collaborative project between Directions and Namta was the first of an on-going initiative for Namta to develop community partnerships in all future Creativation by Namta host cities.


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Namta Sponsored Mid-Carolina Region of the Scholastic Art Awards

Back in February Namta was honored to be a part of the Mid-Carolina Region Scholastic Art Awards.  These young artists received this honor for their talent in the creative industry.  Namta applauded these Gold Key winners and through our sponsorship their works were featured on billboards throughout the Charlotte area. See the winners !

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