According to Americans for the Arts, students who participate in arts programs are 3 to 4 times more likely to have academic achievements, serve in the student government, enter a math or science competition, or win an academic award. President Obama was quoted in the 2010-2011 Greater Washington Catalogue for Philanthropy as saying, "it is the painter, the author, the musician and the historian whose work inspires us to action, drives us to contemplation, stirs joy in our hearts, and calls upon us to consider our world anew."
|Arts Advocacy Day 2011 in Washington, D.C.|
The impact of the arts on business (and the arts as a business) is discussed in detail on this episode of "Office Hours," produced by the University of Wisconsin Madison. Host Ken Goldstein talks with Andrew Taylor, director of the UW Business School's Bolz Center for Arts Administration, about how the arts can benefit the economy in several ways and what it means for society when funding is cut from public programs.
|Andrew Taylor, director of Bolz Center for Arts Administration|
|Randy Cohen, VP of Research and Policy at AFTA|
|The Art League School instructor Rob Liberace doing a demonstration at 2008 Paint Alexandria|