|Patricia Frischer, The Sooner, the Better, gouache on paper, handed painted frame|
to our Economic Success: According to Americans
for the Arts, 4.3% of our GDP is derived from the arts, which is more than
tourism, more than transportation, more than agriculture. Arts events affect
communities positively by attracting cultural tourist who spend more per
day and stay longer than other tourists.
- Help to Recruit Talent: Employees want to live and
work in a vibrant community where culture is thriving.
- Put the city in
the spotlight: The arts help businesses build market
share, enhance brands and reach new audiences. The arts help get
the message across in engaging ways.
- Foster critical
thinking: Creativity is among the top applied
skills sought by employers and innovation is the most valuable resource we have.
- Engage our
on an art organization’s board is great training for city
government, taking art classes, attending performances and exhibitions,
expressing oneself in creatives way enlivens our community.
diversity and team building: The arts create an
environment that blends backgrounds, ethnicities and cultures.
- Ensure Safety:
The arts engage young people, keep them off the streets and decrease
vandalism. They increase academic performance shown through higher test
scores and higher grade averages.
- Say thanks and best wishes: The
arts are a great way to show you appreciate your staff and friends by providing
tickets to events or maybe a museum memberships.
- Contribute to
the Health of Community: The arts are essential
to the health and vitality of neighborhoods, cities, states and our
nation. Nearly half of the health care institutes nationwide provide arts
for healing programs.
- Are Fundamental to our Humanity: The arts ennoble and inspire us.