If you haven’t heard of Arts Day, don’t feel bad...I hadn’t either until this year. Arts Day is organized by Arts Wisconsin, a non-profit arts advocacy organization and resource in Wisconsin. Arts Wisconsin is involved in many partnerships and arts initiatives across the state, including the ArtsBuild SmART Communities Initiative, Wisconsin Common Market, and more.
Who benefits the most from an arts community? The answer is...we all do! In addition, young children, as it provides a rich cultural experience to learning in addition to increasing problem solving skills and forming connections between various disciplines of knowledge. In addition to that, we know arts education experiences greatly effects students from lower socio-economic populations, offering experiential and cross-cultural opportunities in learning. For more information on how arts education effects students and communities visit the Arts America blog: http://blog.artsusa.org/. It is a national resource for arts education research and advocacy.