Art In U.S. News

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

The Science of Drawing and Memory- It's long been known that drawing something helps a person remember it.

Why The Arts Are The Great Unappreciated Engine Of The U.S. Economy- Today and yesterday two documents were released by the federal government that should make us ask if we have our priorities straight.

Using Arts Education to Help other Lessons Stick- The arts can be a source of joy in a child's day, and also come in handy for memorizing times tables.

4 tips on teaching emotional,social skills through craft: Teaching kids social and emotional skills is getting renewed attention, and arts and crafts are a good way to do that, at home as well as at school.


Why Art Therapy, Coloring Books & Creating Stuff Reduces Stress - Around 2015 or so, adult coloring books arrived on the Amazon bestseller list, and haven’t left since. The response was polarizing: Kate Middleton was reportedly a fan at one point, but Quartz dubbed them America’s “cry for help.” Forbes called them the “dark horse of publishing” that year. Regardless of how you feel about coloring books for those past grade school, studies have proven that they do help some de-stress at the end of the day, highlighting an oft-forgotten means of stress relief: creating art.

Looking at Art could Help Med Students Become Better Doctors- For decades, humanities and arts classes have been offered to medical students, in attempts to help them maintain empathy and develop skills necessary to accurately diagnose their future patients.

Why Teaching Art Is Teaching Character- It was 1402, and the ruins on the outskirts of Rome were to be avoided at all cost.

Teaching kids about the arts helps develop their social, emotional skills- When you introduce your children to museums, dance and theater, you're exposing them to more than just a fun extracurricular activity, you're introducing

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

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

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

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.

ARTS INTEGRATION IMPROVES SCHOOL CULTURE AND STUDENT SUCCESS- The arts are not optional. That's the message L. Earl Franks, executive director of the National Association of Elementary School Principals, conveyed to a recent gathering of the Arts Education Partnership.

Why all parents should care about arts education- When we think about "the arts," often we go huge: the Louvre, Broadway, Swan Lake, Picasso. Perhaps without even realizing it, though, many parents instinctively know the value of the arts and incorporate them into our children's lives in much smaller ways.

Science Says Art Will Make Your Kids Better Thinkers (and Nicer People)- a new study supports our hunch that kids who are exposed to the arts gain benefits beyond just being "more creative." Those who would consider themselves part of the creative

Help Your Child Learn Through Creativity: During his first year of preschool, my 3-year-old spent every morning drawing. While the other kids

Why art is becoming part of doctors' education at Virginia Mason in Seattle- One afternoon earlier this month, a group of Virginia Mason doctors huddled, discussing a

Art is Good for Business- When companies are awash in cash, as many U.S. companies are following the US$1.5 trillion tax cut in December 2017, their tendency is to stick with the comfortable

Let's keep the 'A' in 'STEAM': The importance of the arts in our schools- Who's got talent?  High school students, that's who! Not long ago, we were absolutely blown away by the talent and

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$2 Million Funding Increase Proposed! - On the evening of May 15, the U.S House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee met to advance legislation to fund our cultural agencies, including the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

We have great news!  Under the leadership of Chairman Ken Calvert (R-CA) and Ranking Member Betty McCollum (D-MN), both the NEA and the NEH are proposed at $155 million for FY 2019!

Arts degree key to technology sector success- The talk has shifted to the importance of the education sector bringing together the arts with science,

The Big Picture: Arts education can boost literacy, other skills The Big Picture: Creativity can boost literacy, other skills - It’s all about the big picture: The arts aren’t just the arts, they help children in all areas of learning. 

That’s the belief of the Indiana Art Commission, Indiana State University’s Community School of the Arts and educators at Meadows Elementary School in Terre Haute.

Preserving the Early Excitement of STEAM- STEAM education (science, technology, engineering, the arts,and math) encourages investigation, hands-on learning,

Wilmette art student's work influenced by bond with brother who has autism- Like scenes from home movies or pages of a photo album, Annabelle Gross' artwork explores childhood

How Art Therapy is Helping Children with Autism Express Themselves- For Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), art can be an

What Happens to Student Behavior When Schools Prioritize Art: There's more room to make changes within the current education system than many people think.  Schools

Reconnecting art and science classroom- Today, economic and social growth is driven by disruption. New approaches displace the old with breathtaking speed.

Finding their voices: Arts grant helps young women in state custody gain confidence- Every Monday, artist Tony Jones comes to the squat, institiutional-looking building, its bland


How Arts Education Teaches Kids to Learn From Failure- Schools are beginning to recognize that arts education is not

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