Why Art Matters

Fact of the Week #112: Older adults making art offers a wide range of health benefits. Several studies show that art.. todaysgeriatricmedicine.com

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Fact of the Week #111: Accountability is one of the skills that children learn from art. When children practice blog.americansforthearts.org

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Fact of the Week #110: The arts are a sound rural development strategy. The arts help to address some of the unique challenges faced by rural communities, nassa.org

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Fact of the Week # 109: Exposure to and engagement with visual art can also contribute to the development of.. www.mnn.com

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Fact of the Week #108: Art imagines possibility. Architects, for example, employ visual art works to imagine a building..edutopia.org

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Art In U.S. News

Arts education is a process, not just a product - NEW YEARS blessings on the Globe for the Jan. 2 editorial, “Make arts education standard.” You hit critical issues with arts education across the state from importance to access and funding.

Testing, along with STEM initiatives, have plunged the arts farther and farther from the perceived curricular mainstream. Although No Child Left Behind did list the arts as core curriculum, the Every Student Succeeds Act placed renewed importance on “a well-rounded education” that includes the arts. bostonglobe.com

Make arts education standard- KIDS NEED TO learn about the arts. But teachers and parents have complained about the narrowing of elementary and secondary public education - specifically, that federal guidelines..www.bostonglobe.com

7 Ways Art Supports Interdisciplinary Work: Art is a popular choice for interdisciplinary partnerships, but in my opinion, art is too often used to illustrate or creatively express content of the other discipline.  It is often expected... www.edutopia.org

The arts help kids with math, critical thinking: If you've ever watched a child find her rhythm on pots and pans or been surprised to find a drawing scrawled on the wall, you know..www.mnn.com

Art in Canada News

Study: Canadians Spending Less Time on Arts and Culture- Canadians are spending less time engaged in the arts, culture and social leisure than they did...www.canadianart.ca

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7 Tips to be an #ArtsDay Advocate on Social Media Join us on Twitter at 12pm EST on October 25th, where we’ll be sharing the #ArtsDay messages and bringing arts advocacy into communities across Canada. This is a great way to help spread the messages being shared on Parliament Hill and an opportunity to connect with other arts advocates across the country. Simply log onto Twitter at noon on the 25th and watch the #artsconvo hashtag to join in. canadianartscoalition.com

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Artists to Criss-Cross Nation with Shipping Containers for Canada's 150th- Three shipping containers transformed into mobile art studios will set out on routes across the country in June of next year, converging three months later in Winnipeg.  Each container...www.canadianart.ca

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When a Contemporary Ruin Becomes an Art Festival- I have two distinct memories of Ontario Place. The first ranges back to the late-1970s, when, as an eight- or nine-year-old...www.canadianart.ca

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