At the Arts Council, we truly believe that "Art Changes Everything!" Here are a few of the ways:
Art Changes Learning...
Students who take four years of art or music classes score an average of 103 additional points on their SATs.
- Americans For the Arts, 2006
62 independent research studies find that students involved in the Arts are 71% less likely to drop out of school..
- Stanford University, the Carnegie Foundation
for the Advancement of Teaching, and
The Arts Education Partnership
Art Changes Health...
50% of American hospitals now include on-site Arts programming for patients and staff.
- 50% of American hospitals now include on-site Arts programming for patients and staff.
73% of those present the Arts because they “73% of those present the Arts because they”
- oint Commission for
Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
Art Changes the Economy...
The nonprofit Arts and Culture Industry generates $166.2 billion in economic activity every year. In 2006, the Arts created:
- 5.7 million full-time equivalent jobs;
- $104.2 billion in household income;
- $7.9 billion in local government revenues;
- $9.1 billion in state government revenues;
- $12.6 billion in federal revenues.
-Americans For the Arts and the
National League of Cities
In order to reach its goals, the Arts Council provides technical assistance to artists and emerging organizations, arts advocacy leadership, grant opportunities, Performing Arts facilities and office space at non-profit rates, Arts In Education opportunities, professional presentations of the performing arts, and cultural opportunities for underserved populations.
If you are interested in serving your community through the Arts, we encourage you to contact the Arts Council in order to become a volunteer, become an advocate, or make a charitable donation to the Arts Council. Most importantly, we encourage you to patronize the Arts locally!