Arts education strengthens literacy, develops a globally competitive workforce, and nutures engaged learners.
This article linked below (The Impact of the Arts on Learning) comes from a review of the federal report "Champions of Change." The author of this review is N.M. Weinberger. The "Champions of Change" report was released in 1999 by the Arts Education Partnership and the President's Council on the Humanities.
The article linked below (How Arts Training Improves Attention and Cognition) features information about how sustained training in music, dance or other arts strengthens the brain’s attention system, which in turn may improve cognition more generally. Evidence for such cognitive “transfer” is accumulating.
The resource linked below (21st Century Skills Map) was released on July 15th on Capitol Hill.
This resource linked below (SAT Scores and the Arts) features a graph showing achievement of arts students vs. non-arts students on the SATs.
The article linked below (How the Arts Benefit Student Achievement) elaborates on the positive signs of support for the arts in education that are visible everywhere.
Have your voice heard in your backyard and on Capitol Hill. As professional art educators, we know and understand the essential value that visual arts education holds for learners. But do others know and understand? Your school leaders? Parents? Your elected representatives? School Board members? Your local media? Who needs to hear your voice? What are the critical legislative issues affecting art education? It's time we bring our knowledge and our voice to art education advocacy!
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LRAC offers a variety of grants for individuals, nonprofits, and public entities. The funding for these grants is provided from a variety of sources, including a general appropriation from the Minnesota State Legislature, Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, and McKnight Foundation.