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.


Arts attract people, bring money to Lima - It may be fun to go to the symphony or see Alice Cooper at the Civic Center. Many Lima residents don't realize how much their night out can affect the community. www.limaohio.com

Are State Arts Education Policies Working? - Just because a state has a law requiring arts instruction doesn't mean students are actually getting it, according to education experts at Education Writers Associaiton webinar today. www.blogs.edweek.org

After Draconian Cuts to Arts Education, Is a Creativity Renaissance Coming to America's Classrooms? - No Child Left Behind caused budgets to be slashed, but now that the legislation's on the way out, will the Common Core bring art back? www.takepart.com

After-School Arts 'Light a Fire' in Students, Says First Lady - A Shakespeare company for Chicago high school students, a professional level ballet school for children and teenagers in Memphis and a job-skills-training center focused on creative arts for 'tweens in a low-income, high-crime suburb of Denver, were among the12 out-of-school art programs honored at the White House Monday, by  first lady Michelle Obama.  www.edweek.org

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'Direct and significant' impact of visual arts provides advantages for regional economy, study shows - A new report finds that the visual arts - including artists, photographers, graphic designers and jewelry makers and the people who hire them - has a direct and significant economic impact on the regional economy.  www.crainscleveland.com

Arts Education Transforms Society - Do you enjoy the sleek look of your new iPhone? You can thank Steve Jobs for taking a calligraphy class at Reed College. Have you or your kids scribbled on a pair of Vans sneakers? Vans' President Kevin Bailey credits the brand's creativity with the arts education many of his employees have taken. At her promotion and swearing-in ceremony a few weeks ago, Capt. Moira McGuire, assistant chief of Integrated Health and Wellness at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, credited the arts as central to her practice as a caregiver for our wounded, returning military veterans. These are just a few of today's leaders crediting their success to arts education. www.huffingtonpost.com

Putting Art in STEM-Engineering and art were not always completely separate disciplines. Take Leonardo da Vinci, who seamlessly combined the two. “Five hundred years ago, you couldn’t really tell the difference between artists and engineers,” said James Michael Leake, director of engineering graphics at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. But education has become balkanized and the field of engineering, in particular, more specialized, complex and math- and computer-oriented. Today’s engineering majors have little room for other pursuits.  www.nytimes.com

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Awards CAA and SAH a Grant to Develop Evaluation Guidelines for Digital Art and Architectural History -  The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the College Art Association (CAA) a $90,000 grant to partner with the Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) in the development of guidelines for the evaluation of digital scholarship in art and architectural history for promotion and tenure. www.prweb.com

Arts Education Transforms Societies - Do you enjoy the sleek look of your new iPhone? You can thank Steve Jobs for taking a calligraphy class at Reed College. Have you or your kids scribbled on a pair of Vans sneakers? Vans' President Kevin Bailey credits the brand's creativity with the arts education many of his employees have taken. www.huffingtonpost.com

The Need for More Arts Teachers in Schools: Arts in Education Week took place last month, and since then arts education has been on my mind and in the air. A recent blog post by Alan Yaffe - here -- that contended arts education advocacy should be focused more on art-making than art-viewing got me thinking.  www.huffingtonpost.com

Ben Folds Joins NCCAS in Launching National Core Arts Standards - Arts education activist and singer-songwriter Ben Folds joined the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) for the formal launch of the new National Core Arts Standards this morning.  NCCAS-ten national arts and education service organizations- banded together to create the 2014 Core Arts Standards.  The previous version of the national arts standards were published in 1994. www.educationworld.com

Education: Operation Art helps hospital- Lisa van den Dolder says her role as the Operation Art Project Officer for The Arts Unit, Department of Education and Communities, lets her combine a love for teaching with a passion for Visual Arts, and a strong belief...www.smh.com.au

U.S Department of Education Awards $13.4 Million to 34 Orgranizations to Enhance Teaching and Learning Through Arts Education - 

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded $13.4 million to 34 organizations to help arts educators grow and improve arts instruction, and share effective models of arts in education that support student achievement in the arts and other areas.

"The arts are an essential part of a well-rounded educational experience, and all students deserve access to high-quality arts instruction," said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. "Great arts educators can help students grow and succeed inside and outside of the classroom."  www.ed.gov 

Review blasts patronising, vague arts curriculum - The national arts curriculum is banal, bloated and demonstrates a distrubing ignorance about the Asian and indigenous cultures it is supposed to promote, experts say. www.smh.com.au

These 12 Childhood Art Techniques Can Help Adults Relieve Stress - Making art doesn't necessarily sound like a stress reliever. Finding inspiration, keeping concentration, finding your artisitic voice    www.huffingtonpost.com

Teaching art to engineering students- Typically, engineers receive little or no education in the arts. Very rarely do engineering faculties at universities offer courses in art history, architecture or the apprecation of beauty. This is almost unique within university facilities. www.universityworldnews.com

The arts are a part of our lives each and every day, but we take the whole month of October to commemorate the arts in a big way. It is National Arts & Humanities Month - the largest annual celebration for the arts and humanities in the nation! www.americansforthearts.org

Art, culture, preservation should be included in Kids' education - as school began this year, parents bought books, backpacks and clothing. Parents may also want to include supplies for their child's after-school needs for creativity. www.jamestownsun.com

The Da Vinci Initiative: The stone has been thrown. The splash is being made and as the repercussions are across the surface of the representational revolution, they are intercepted as inspiration, as ideas, and The Da Vinci Initiative is capitalizing on them.  www.huffingtonpost.com

Why the kids who most need arts education aren't getting it - Though the benefits of art education are very real (see here for a list of 10), it is one of the big, unfortunate casualties of the high-stakes testing era, with its laser focus on math and English Language Arts — especially in schools with big populations of students who live in poverty. www.washingtonpost.com

Every child should have an education in arts and culture - It should, in the UK and in this day and age, be the case that education in arts and culture is something to which every child should be entitled, and enabled to access. http://www.roh.org.uk/

Spring Hill Suites' Save Art! Campaign Bolsters Art Education in Under-Resourced Schools  Showcasing the brand's ongoing passion for the arts, SpringHill Suites by Marriott today launched Save Art!, an initiative to provide under-resourced schools with much needed classroom art supplies. The SpringHill Suites Columbus Airport Gahanna hotel in Gahanna, Ohio is participating in the Save Art! initiative.  www.cnn.com

Reach to teach: Arts organizations make education a priority - At one time, symphony orchestras were obligated only, or mostly, to present good concerts. Museums showed painting and sculpture. Theater companies mounted their productions. It was simple; it was all about the art. www.postandcourier.com

The Value and Importance of the Arts and the Humanities in Education and Life - A number of my summer conversations have centered around the imortance of the arts and the humanities. I spoke wi my friend Dr. Mitchel B. Reiss, the President of Washington College, www.huffingtonpost.com

National Forum in Pittsburgh focuses on art's role in improving education - Antara Cleetus is only 11 year old, but she already has opinions about arts education. www.pittsburghpost-gazette.com

STEM is incredibly valuable, but if we want the best innovators we must teach the arts - We've all heard it before, we are facing another crisis...www.washingtonpost.com

How Artists are Helping Transform A Detroit Community - In March of 2009, Model D published an article entitled "Detroit House: $100. Bold New Ideas for the City: Priceless" That highlighted the early efforts of Powerhouse Productions in a Detroit neighborhood just north of Carpnter street,  www.huffingtonpost.com

Big Dreams of the Art Factory- Mass MoCA Prepares to Expand - North Adams, Mass. - The word that Joseph C. Thompson had been waiting for finally arrived on Aug 8: Gov. Deval Patrick of Massachusetts had signed a $1.4 billion capital facility bond bill. www.nytimes.com

Arts + Prison: Transforming Lives Behind Bars Through The Arts - The California Arts Council received quite the Valentines' Day surprise from one of its fellow state agencies last Friday. The head of rehabilitation programs for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) called with a proposal: www.huffingtonpost.com

Artists' Work Rises From the Destruction of the Israel-Gaza Conflict - The images of so many houses destroyed, so many bomb blasts, even so many bodies wrapped in burial shrouds can begin to blur together, indistinguishable. But Belal Khaled, a young photojournalist and painter in this southern Gaza town, saw symbols and stories in the smoke all around him.  www.nytimes.com

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