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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"Total appropriations to state art agencies (SAA's) are projected to increase by 49.5%..." nasaa-arts.org


"Parent and student engagement were higher when more students in a school were enrolled in art courses."... wallacefoundation.org


"Experts and advocates have long touted the beneficial role of arts programs in the criminal justice system,..." citylimits.org


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Artists, Educators, and the Public Come Together to Discuss Culture and Arts Education in Times of Crisis

In honor of the 10th International Arts Education week, art projects and scholarly events in South Korea addressed arts education and its function in society and culture. hyperallergic.com


NY Prison Arts and Reentry Programs Persist Throughout Pandemic

The first time Helen Taylor read a poem at a writer's workshop many of her classmates began to tear up...citylimits.org

 


20 Stunning Art Expressions That Create Public Awareness

When people think of art, they think of bizzare creations and beautiful intricate paintings hung up in museums. Essentially, the process of bringing an artwork to life is a creative one but art itself can also serve a purpose. It can be used as a way to raise awareness about issues that affect us in our daily lives. www.hongkiat.com


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2019 Data Analyzed by National Endowment for the Arts and Bureau of Economic Analysis Shows Sector Growth Before Pandemic. www.arts.gov


Namta has once again became a sponsor for the Mid-Carolina Region of the Scholastic Art Awards. This is the nations' longest running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens.

Our sponsorship allows for the gold key winners art work to be featured on billboards in the Charlotte NC area, Namta's headquarters. These future artists are recognized for their talent, creativity and perseverance especially during these difficult times. Their art is a testament to their passion for the arts.

See additional winners : https://coaa.uncc.edu


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


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