Posted by: keepingthemistakes | March 13, 2010

A few uplifting stats about the arts

From the Kansas Arts Commission webpage:

**Students highly engaged in the arts do better in school and are more involved in their communities.”Champions of Change: The Impact of Arts on Learning,” Arts Education Partnership and the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities, 1999.

**The arts reach students who are at risk of failure by connecting them to themselves, each other, and their communities.”Creative Economy Initiative: The Role of the Arts and Culture in New England’s Economic Competitiveness,” The New England Council, 2000.

**Among the most disadvantaged neighborhoods, those with high levels of cultural participation are more likely to have low rates of juvenile delinquency and truancy.”The Gifts of the Muse: Reframing the Debate About the “Benefits of the Arts,” by Kevin F. McCarthy, Elizabeth H. Ondaatje, Laura Zakaras, and Arthur Brooks, The RAND Corporation, 2004.

(Like we didn’t already know these things, right?  But it’s nice to have it validated!)

And another positive thing . . .



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