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American For The Arts

Passed by Congress in 2010, House Resolution 275 designates the week beginning with the second Sunday in September as National Arts in Education Week. During this week, the field of arts education joins together in communities across the country to tell the story of the impact of the transformative power of the arts in education. […]

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Sir Ken Robinson tells the story of Gillian Lynne

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.   Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we’re educating our children. He champions a radical rethink of our school systems, to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence.

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Americans for the Arts

Arts spark creativity and innovation. Creativity is among the top 5 applied skills sought by business leaders, per the Conference Board’s Ready to Innovate report—with 72 percent saying creativity is of high importance when hiring. Research on creativity shows that Nobel laureates in the sciences are 17 times more likely to be actively engaged in […]

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Why Med Schools Are Requiring Art Classes

Okay, it’s not just us! Read this article to see why medical schools are now requiring art classes: “What the heck does Impressionist art have to do with medical communication?” It’s a question that Dr. Michael Flanagan often gets after telling people about “Impressionism and the Art of Communication,” the seminar he teaches to fourth-year […]

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10 Skills Children Learn From the Arts That Help them Succeed in Life

In this article, Lisa Phillips from The Artistic Edge explains how important the arts are to children’s success. When you expose your child to and offer study of the arts, you are giving them a potentially unlimited gift! 1. CREATIVITY Now more than ever, employers are looking for creative thinkers who can move their business […]