Ten Reasons to Support the Arts (2017)
The arts are fundamental to our humanity. They ennoble and inspire us—fostering creativity, goodness, and beauty. The arts bring us joy, help us express our values, and build bridges between cultures. The arts are also a fundamental component of a healthy community, strengthening them socially, educationally, and economically—benefits that persist even in difficult social and economic times.
1. Arts improve individual well-being.
2. Arts unify communities.
4. Arts strengthen the economy.
5. Arts are good for local businesses.
6. Arts drive tourism.
7. Arts are an export industry.
8. Arts spark creativity and innovation.
9. Arts improve healthcare.
10. Arts and healing in the military.
Ten Reasons to Support the Arts - 2017 update