THE CREATIVE COALITION CELEBRATES NATIONAL ARTS AND HUMANITIES MONTH
WASHINGTON, DC (October 4, 2022) – October is National Arts and Humanities Month, and The Creative Coalition is proud to celebrate musicians, painters, poets, actors, writers, and the enormous contributions of all artists to our American culture. We also appreciate President Biden’s Executive order to re-establish the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities, demonstrating the Administration’s commitment to promoting and advancing the arts.
During National Arts and Humanities Month, it is important to highlight:
- The value of arts and cultural production in America in 2020 was $876.7 billion, or 4.2 percent, of the national GDP.
- The arts contribute more to the national economy than the construction, transportation and warehousing, travel and tourism, mining, utilities, and agriculture industries.
- Exposure to the arts has been shown to benefit at-risk youth, reduce the use of drugs, and keep kids in and involved in school.
- There is a correlation between participation in the arts and academic achievement in science, technology, and engineering.
- It is well documented that students who have access to the arts in school perform better on standardized tests.
- Multiple studies have shown the importance of arts to aid those battling disease and mental illness across all ages.
- People who spent 30 minutes or more each day during the pandemic on artistic activities like reading for pleasure, listening to music, or engaging in a creative hobby have lower reported rates of depression and anxiety and greater life satisfaction.
“Whether it is the impact on our economy, the improved outcomes in our education system, or serving as an outlet for self-expression, the contributions of the arts are often overlooked or taken for granted,” said actor and President of The Creative Coalition Tim Daly. “By celebrating National Arts and Humanities Month, I am proud to bring attention to the crucial role the arts and humanities play in growing our economy, promoting creative thinking, and providing the inspiration necessary to make the world a better place.”
“As we recognize the transformative power of the arts during the month of October, The Creative Coalition renews our call to defend the #RightToBearArts and expand access to the arts in all communities, especially in those areas that have been historically underserved, said The Creative Coalition CEO, Robin Bronk. “We are pleased that President Biden has re-established the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities so that our nation’s leaders can benefit from the advice and experience of some of the nation’s most creative minds and that the Committee can strengthen the role of arts in American society through their important work.”
THE CREATIVE COALITION is the premier nonprofit, 501(c)(3) nonpartisan charity of the entertainment industry dedicated to using the power and platform of the arts and entertainment communities in award-winning public service and advocacy campaigns. Founded in 1989 by prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition is dedicated to educating its members on issues of public importance. Actor Tim Daly serves as the organization’s president. www.TheCreativeCoalition.org
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