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.


Study Says Making Art Is Good For Your Brain, And We Say You Should Listen - "Art washes away from the soul the dust of every life," so Pablo Picasso once famously proclaimed.  www.huffingtonpost.com

Art is Freedom - a recent high school grad says public schools need more art education www.artery.wbur.org

Tony Bennett: "HIre More Art Teachers Now" - According to the Daily News, Tony Bennett and his wife,Susan Benedetto, say that "the only way to make lasting gains for disadvantaged New Yorkers on this critical educational front" is by hiring more art teachers. Mayor de Blasio seems to agree. Last month, he added $23 million in arts education funding to the city's annual budget- which is a step in the right direction after the recent years of art cutbacks.  www.broadwayworld.com

Teaching Artists Help a School District Restore Arts Education - Can the work teaching artists do in school districts impact a district’s long-term arts programming?  Absolutely!, as illustrated by the Twin Rivers Unified School District in northern Sacramento, California. www.blog.artsusa.org

Taking Note: The Arts and Subjective Well-Being Measurement - At a social science research gathering a few years ago, I was treated to a dazzling series of presentations about the measurement of subjective well-being. I saw results from life-satisfaction surveys and findings from  time-use  diaries that attempted to record the daily experiences people regard as the most or least pleasurable.
www.arts.gov

Harvesting Local Art : Arts Organizers follow community-supported models to create and dispense locally produced art
www.citybeat.com

Committee On The Arts And Humanities Announces Expansion Of Turnaround Arts Program -Committee On The Arts And Humanities Announces Expansion of The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities (PCAH) will expand its successful a program designed to help turn around low-performing schools, narrow the achievement gap, and increase student engagement through the arts, announced the committee’s co-chairs, George Stevens Jr. and Margo Lion today.
www.officalwire.com

Art a Helpful Tool to Lift Sick Kids’ Spirits - Boredom is an unforgiving enemy for children spending time in hospital, but a Penetanguishene girl is giving them a hand with their fight.  www.mykaratha.com

Michelle Obama Promotes Art Education - Making a forceful plea about the role of arts in education, first lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday argued arts education isn't something to be introduced in schools after student test scores go up, but is a critical part of better test performance in the first place. cbsnews.com

The Indispensable Need for Art Education - Being a pursuit based on creativity and problem solving skills, art improves the overall performance of an individual in various facets of life. thenews.com

Milwaukee Public School System to Boost Art, Music and Physical Education - wuwm.com

Mind the gap: bridging the creative industry and education divide - www.guardian.com

Learn about the New National Visual Arts and Media Arts Standards - ArtEducators.org

Arts Advocacy Wave Hits Washington - huffingtonpost.com

Art Therapy Key To Recovery For Accident Victim - BedfordNow.com

Art for All: Local group gives time, talents to promote art education and charity - Leader & Kalkaskian

New Jersey is first state in the country to require arts education - Americans For the Arts

Top 10 Reasons to Support the Arts in 2014 - Artsblog

Business and the Arts: Why they need each other (from the pARTnership Movement) - ARTSblog

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