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.

Arts and technology have always had a symbiotic relationship.  Enhancing technological development with principles from creative and design processes drives innovation, www.americansforthearts.org

State arts agencies (SAA's) support lifelong learning in the arts. By supporting arts education in the schools, state arts agencies foster young imaginations, ...www.nasaa-arts.org

Visual art engagement varied based on whether the adults lived in a metro or non-metro area. www.arts.gov

Numerous studies have shown that art and music can help soothe chronic pain, stave off symptoms of dementia...www.nytimes.com

There are roughly 4.7 million total workers in the broader arts and cultural sectors, artists and non-artists alike. arts.gov

"Art and culture have the power to lift up what makes a community thrive." www.frbsf.org

"Because we were an immigrant family and I am first-generation, I always had this imbalance of belonging. I think at first it was the language barrier, not speaking English, but then it started becoming about how I look. Artsy.net

A large majority of state arts agencies are pursuing at least one program, policy, service or partnership related to serving military and veteran populations through the arts. https://nasaa-arts.org

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