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.
Fact of the Week #200: Business support to the Arts. With billions in art funding, businesses play a key role in ensuring the health and vitality of the nation's arts sector. www.americansforthearts.org
Report: Arts a vehicle for teaching SEL skills- Social-emotional skills are an integral part of arts education, and arts instruction is a vehicle for addressing social-emotional learning (SEL) in schools, www.educationdive.com
What Makes Art So Compelling? Is it one particular element or a combination of many? - El Castillo's 'The Panel of Hands' is believed to be 40,800 years old, but signs of artistic behaviour in human beings stretch back farther than that. www.thriveglobal.com
Funny Faces:Teaching English through Art- Yes, I teach art. And Yes, I teach in English. The Problem! My students don't understand me! www.schoolartdigital.com
This World War II Hero's Art Said What Words Couldn't - As the gray dawn spread over the coast of Normandy on June 6, 1944, revealing the legions of Allied ships...www.nytimes.com
Canada Council Contributes to Respectful Workplaces in the Arts Initiative: In April 2018, the Canada Council made a tangible commitment to fostering healthy, respectful and harassment-free workplaces in the arts...www.canadacouncil.ca