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6 Developmental Benefits of Crafting and Beading for Children

"Beads, arts and crafts, all of it have developmental benefits for your kids!

Federal Advocacy Updates from Americans for the Arts Action Fund

Finishing up 2022 with good news on the funding for the NEA and a look ahead for 2023. Read what is in store for the

New Study on Participation of the Arts

National Endownment for the Arts  just published the 2020 Arts Basic Survey, featuring U.S. & state-level estimates of arts participation rates during the pre-pandemic period of Feb 2019-Feb 2020. Find the report & interactive state map:

How the Arts Impact YOU and your surroundings

American for the Arts introduced a newer version of the Arts + Social Impact Explorer.  This new, expanded explorer gives you the ability to deep dive into the many aspects of your community and its connection to the arts supported by local projects, fact sheet, publications and compelling stories. It not only affects YOU but your surroundings as well.


How The Arts have impacted Prisoners and the system

Great article about The Arts and Prison and relates to the Fact of the

The Benefits of Arts & Crafts for Children

"While they make a mess, children's craft kits make for brilliant toys. They can help them to explore their artistic talents and creativity as well as many of their core thinking skills.

The Benefits of Sewing and Quilting for Physical and Mental Health

All quilters know that quilitng is a creative art and fun pastime. But did you know that it can enhance your physical and mental health?

The Importance of Making Art Accessible to All Kids

Watch this great video by PBS featuring one artists viral virtual art class is helping kids.

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