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TAKE ACTION TODAY
- Create an original piece of art today. If you don’t know how or where to start, visit your local craft store and ask for help.
- Sign up for an art class with a friend.
- Visit a local museum, art gallery, or sculpture garden.
- Volunteer to support an art activity at a local school or senior citizen program.
- Communicate with your school-district administrators or national legislators by either writing a letter of appreciation for current funding or requesting funding for the arts. Find and contact your federal, state, and local officials.
- 93% of people believe that the arts are vital to a well-rounded education.
- Regardless, only 29% of schools have been able to maintain time and funding for arts programs.
- Children spend more time at their locker than in art classes.
- People learn to be more tolerant and open when creating or appreciating art.
- Art promotes individuality, bolsters self-confidence, and improves overall academic performance.
- Art is a reflection of people and cultures since the beginning of time.
- Students who take 4 years of arts and music in high school score over 98 points higher on their SATs than students who took only a half year or less.