Why Art Matters

Fact of the Week #187: The arts have been shown to amplify the uptake of pro-environmental messaging and to improve the clarity and impact of the message. www.americansforthearts.org

Fact of the Week #186: Art enhances communication. Findings from a Harvard University study reveal that because art elicits an emotional response,... www.workspaceart.com

Fact of the Week #185: Nearly three-quarters of Americans (72 percent) say they attended an arts or cultural event during the previous year, such as the theater, museum, zoo, or a musical performance. blog.americansforthearts.org

Fact of the Week #184: Goals of creative placemaking investments are associated with GDP growth. Cities with high...nasaa-arts.org

Fact of the Week #183: The high arts-involved students watched fewer hours...artsforlifeaward.org

Art In U.S. News

5 1/2 Things That Americans Are Saying About The Arts- One of the nonprofit organizations I support and volunteer with is Americans for the Arts, a national advocacy and membership organization.  AFTA has recently published its latest public opinion survey...www.forbes.com

Businesses, not-for-profits driving push for public art- Across the United States, public art has never been hotter. Hundreds of municipalities are using city agencies to advance...www.ibj.com

Why Your Doctor May Be Prescribing Art Classes in the Future- Imagine that the next time you visit your doctor, they prescribe a new creative endeavor, like a community painting group or...www.artsy.net

Drawing is the Best Way to Learn, even if you're no Leonardo Da Vinci- "I just can't draw." It's a refrain most adults say when confronted with a blank piece of paper. www.qz.com

Art in Canada News

Canada Needs New Museum Policy and Funding : Report- The Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage calls on the federal government to respond to urgent needs in the museum sector. www.canadianart.ca

How Do the Latest Federal Culture Funds Actually Break Down? - On June 26, Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly announced $125 million in new funding for culture in Canada—including the launch of Creative Export Canada, “a new funding program that will help global creators stand out in the global market,” the PR promised.

After the initial flurry of media attention on the funding, key questions remained: How does that new federal money actually break down? And what are the consequences, if any, for contemporary art and related businesses such as private art galleries and dealers? These factors were difficult to parse in initial releases, which highlighted “music, film, books, video games [and]virtual and augmented reality or design” as possible beneficiaries of the plan, as well as assisting “small and medium-sized businesses” in particular—but not once mentioning contemporary art. canadianart.ca

News In Brief: Culture Outpaces Sports in Economic Impact, and More- Public art, like 21 Balancoires at Place des Arts in Montreal, is one part of the wide-ranging...www.canadianart.ca

Art that Builds Community- Artists play a leading role in sustaining the vitality of our communities.They bring people together to address..canadacouncil.ca

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