Fact of the Week

Every week we post a fact about why art matters and how art helps children, adults, students and the community to learn, grow and come together.


"Exposure to the arts can have direct and indirect benefits to mental and physical health. Those connections could be particularly important in the coronavirus era." medicalexpress.com

Arts + Culture adds $877B in value to the economy, employs 5.1M people, + is 4.5% of the GDP. www.bea.gov/data/special-topics/arts-and-culture

Creating art stimulates communication between various parts of the brain. It can even change the structure and function of the brain. bebrainfit.com

Art Education impacts a student's creative process including planning, research, risk-taking, failure, persistence and development. www.theartofeducation.edu

Art helps us understand the past through analysis of artworks. www.metmuseum.org

Art helps children cope with anxiety from traumatic experiences. www.upbring.org

Service members, veterans, and military families benefit from creative arts therapies and community arts activities. www.arts.gov

"Regarding participation via the internet, the research finds that in-person, live arts attendance is preferred over online participation." hillstrategies.com

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