ADVOCACY for the ARTS
The Arts are exercise for the brain. Scientific studies prove that 30 minutes a day with a creative activity builds “dendrites,” (brain connectors). The arts make us smarter.
The Arts makes us more careful observers. This helps us to become better at sports, spelling & math by being able to recognize subtle differences.
Art helps us to understand the history of the world. Artists left visual images before there were cameras.
The Arts develop imagination.
The Arts makes different cultures unique and gives us a greater understanding of others.
Did you know?
That young people who participate in the arts for at least three hours on three days each week through at least one full year are:
4 times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement.
3 times more likely to be elected to class office within their schools.
4 times more likely to participate in a math and science fair.
3 times more likely to win an award for school attendance.
4 times more likely to win an award for writing an essay or poem.
Did you know?
The arts teach kids to be more tolerant and open.
The arts allow kids to express themselves creatively.
The arts promote individuality, bolster self-confidence and improve overall academic performance.
The arts can help troubled youth, providing an alternative to delinquent behavior and truancy while providing an improved attitude towards school.
89% of Americans believe that arts education is important enough to be taught in schools.