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Introducing kids to art at an early age is essential to developing tomorrow’s artists, audiences and creative problem-solvers. Exposure to new ideas and ways of thinking through the arts gives students the critical thinking tools to succeed in all aspects of their lives.
tactics for giving to arts education
Fund efforts to integrate arts content into a school’s entire curriculum
Fund arts experiences in schools serving predominantly low-income students
Support connections between school districts and arts organizations
to organizations and initiatives that are successfully making a difference in arts education
more organizations involved in Arts Education
Give broadly to Arts & Culture
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Teachers Receive Comprehensive Professional Development in the Arts
Arts Impact provides comprehensive professional development in the arts for elementary school teachers. The organization provides two-year, graduate-level training that pairs art with other disciplines. Students learning about symmetry in math, for instance, may approach the concept by learning about symmetry in dance or visual arts. When art, like math, becomes a regular part of the school day, kids get the chance to learn in different ways and develop their creative and critical thinking skills.
Arts & Economic Prosperity IV: The Economic Impact of Nonprofit Arts and Culture Organizations and Their Audiences
This report documents the key role played by the nonprofit arts and culture industry in strengthening our nation’s economy.
Puget Sound Arts Economic Impact Study
This ArtsFund study reports on the economic impacts of 357 nonprofit arts, cultural, and scientific organizations located in the Central Puget Sound region.
K-12 Arts Education: Every Student, Every School, Every Year
This report examines the quality of public education in Washington state and the educational preparation of the next generation of Washington citizens.
Critical Evidence: How the Arts Benefits Student Achievement
Why is it so important to keep the arts strong in our schools? How does study of the arts contribute to student achievement and success?
Bright Spots Leadership in the Pacific Northwest
This report commissioned by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation describes the five characteristics shared by cultural organizations that are successfully adapting to today's changing conditions.
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