In the best of times, the arts delight, inspire, inform, and bring us together. In harder times, art does all that and more. In fact, experiencing and engaging with art can be a healing, bridging, and unifying experience for people and communities.
Americans for the Arts is a national nonprofit that supports artists and arts organizations through research, advocacy, networking, professional development and education. According to their research, American understand the healing power of arts:
- 72% of Americans believe “the arts unify our communities regardless of age, race, and ethnicity”
- 81% of the population says the arts are a “positive experience in a troubled world”
- 73% agree that the arts “helps me understand other cultures better.”
Our communities are filled with artists and the organizations who support them and EarlyGroove is committed to highlighting the important role art and creativity plays in our individual and collective well-being.
Check out Arts & Creativity opportunities at EarlyGroove to discover your local arts, design, maker, and creative community!