Art In U.S. News

Below is a list of news articles that we've found highlight the advancment of art and the use of art to build business and help the community.


Making Art Keeps You Sharp, a New Study Shows- If you want to live to 100, eat your veggies. If you want to keep your wits about you too, make art.

Creative Teachers Help Teens Thrive, But We Keep Cutting Arts Classes Anyway- Funding for arts education is once again on the chopping block, but that doesn't

The Role of Creative Arts and Dementia- Last month I had the opportunity to travel to the University of Florida in Gainesville to participate in a

Visual art's benefits beyond the eye- Art is a universal language. Thousands of years ago, mankind told stories about their values, traditions and beliefs through paintings on cave walls and rocks.

The Top 20 Most Vibrant Arts Communities in America (2017): SMU's National Center for Arts Research (NCAR) announces its third annual Arts Vibrancy

Our Arts Programs Treat Children As Problems, Not Solutions- Imagine a 15-year-old girl exiting the current Kerry James Marshall retrospective at Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles.

Quantifying the benefits of arts education - We all hear the stories, or have experiences ourselves or with children: how learning to play an instrument, or appearing in a play, or creating something beautiful from scratch, keeps students on the path to graduation and improves their attitude and well-being.



How Integrating Arts Into Other Subjects Makes Learning Come Alive: Art has long been recognized as an important part of a well-rounded education- but when it comes down to

Cities See the Arts as a Beautiful Economic Tool: Many local arts councils promote art for arts's sake. Now city and state officials

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.

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

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...

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

EVERYTHING WE KNOW ABOUT WHETHER AND HOW THE ARTS IMPROVE LIVES - The platitudes are on the lips of every arts supporter, ready to be recalled at the first sign of a public hearing or potential funding cut. “The arts are essential – a necessity, not a luxury.” “The arts help kids learn.” “The arts are the foundation of the knowledge economy.” It feels good to say those things, especially if you’re someone who has spent a life in the arts. But are they actually true? Are we pulling a fast one on ourselves and our audience by saying them? Or are we doing a service to the world by spreading the good news?

National Endowment for the Arts to Award More Than $30 Million for Arts Projects Nationwide - For its first major grant funding round of fiscal year 2017, the National Endowment for the Arts announced more than $30 million will be awarded to nonprofit organizations and individuals across the country for grants in the areas of Art Works, Art Works: Creativity Connects, Challenge America, and Creative Writing Fellowships. These grants cross all artistic disciplines, reach 48 states as well as Washington, DC, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and also support partnerships between the arts and non-arts sectors.

A Blueprint for Successful Arts Education- We have all heard the story: Arts education has suffered from years of neglect and decline in our

ARTS ENTREPRENEURS BECOME ADVOCATES FOR THE C.R.E.A.T.E. ACT - Most of us in the arts can be considered small businesses. The government creates opportunities and programs to help small businesses grow – such as micro-loans, assistance with getting back in business after a natural disaster and business incubators. Why? It’s good for the economy. It supports jobs, generates commerce, improves our global competitiveness and provides revenue to the government.

Learning in the visual arts and the worldviews of young children- Researchers used a quasi-experimental research design with pre-and post-test measures and treatment

Using the Arts to Synthesize Student Understanding- Sharanya Sharma's second-grade class at Two Rivers Public Charter School in Washington, DC, surveyed people

Celebrating National Arts and Humanities Month with an Eye to a New Cast of Characters - October means something very important to the arts world and to communities throughout the United States—National Arts and Humanities Month, a month to reflect on the many ways the arts and humanities contribute to our society. This year there is a sense of urgency. We are at the edge of a changing political tide, whereby elected leaders and administrations will change and support mechanisms for the arts will necessarily evolve. We have one last shot in 2016 to show our future elected leaders the importance of the arts in America.

Getting beyond the buzzwords: Schools improvise as they add art to their STEM schools- At the start of the school year, eighth graders at Fulton & Alsbury Academy of Arts and Engineering cut amorphous shapes out of brightly colored pieces of..

How artist-scholars showed economic value of creativity- Areas of art such as painting, printing and graphics formed the content of a group

Art education is vital for students' creativity- WE live in an ever increasingly visual and digital world. I believe passionately that a quality art

Why Top Global Teachers Believe the Arts Matter More Than Ever Findings from a recent American Institutes for Research study shows arts integration also has great potential for improving student learning in multiple disciplines. The award-winning series, The Global Search for Education, published by CMRubinWorld, asked expert educators from around the world: How can we maximize the value of art and music in education and how can it be blended with more traditional subjects?

Childhood Creativity Leads To Innovation in Adulthood- Researchers link arts and crafts in childhood to financial success in adulthood. My 6-year-old daughter has been exposed to the arts regularly since the beginning of her life. Her mom has ensured that

Arts Education and Interculturalism - Arts education can help foster attitudes favouring intercultural openness. Arts education can also help to address issues such as ethnocentrism, relativity of tastes, bias, stereotyping, prejudice, discrimination and racism. My recent exploration into the workings of arts education in promoting peace opened up my understanding to the vista of opportunities around alternative education to interculturalism.

Arts education bill lands on governor's desk- An Assembly bill that will update California's public school arts curriculum and teaching materials for elementary and middle school students awaits Gov. Jerry brown's signature.

New Research Reveals National, State , and Regional Facts about Arts Participation- The National Endowment for the Arts is releasing new research that for the first time offers a complete state-by-state perspective on how Americans particpate in the arts.

Making Art Will Lower Your Stress Level:Turn off cable news and start molding some clay- With tension and fear dominating the nightly news, it's fair to assume that stress levels are high for a lot of people right now. New research

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