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.

Americans are involved in the arts. "We will vote for candidates who increase arts funding." "53% support increasing federal government spending on nonprofit arts organizations (vs 22% against)". www.americansforthearts.org

"Supporting Public Art provides professional opportunities for artists and...amherstma.gov

"There is growing recognition that the arts play a particularly powerful role in efforts supporting active-duty service members, reservists, www.nasaa-arts.org

"The retention rate for arts-integrated instruction among students who performed at lower levels of reading achievement...www.artsedsearch.org

"Both culture and art are two wonderful ways of preserving or strengthening a strong community's sense of place..."www.theideatrader.com

"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

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