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
Arts in Education Equals Better Grades, Happier Kids- Studies show that the arts improve students' abilities to conceptualize, problem-solve and retain information. www.idahofallsmagazine.com
Murals Across America: The Very Best Street Art in Every State- From Alaska to Vermont, street art tells us stories about local heroes, history and community pride. www.parade.com
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
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