Our formative research into the intersection of public values and arts, culture, and creativity, identified that the American public believes exposure to creative experiences helps us GROW in many ways.
As you craft stories, messages, and programs that tap into this growth benefit, consider the following concepts that share how connecting through creative expression…
Inspires, teaches, and challenges us
Helps us understand, appreciate, and empathize with other people, perspectives, and cultures
Enlarges our emotional capacity
Promotes cognitive development and fosters critical thinking, problem-solving, and collaboration skills
News you can use
Access studies, trends, and new ideas related to GROWTH and explore how organizations are thinking about arts, creativity, and culture as tools for learning and self-improvement.
Learn what happens when sacred* texts meet modern live through The In[heir]itance Project.
How the Columbus Museum of Art is inspiring creativity and connecting audiences at every turn.
Holding space. Space for people across difference, beliefs, and backgrounds to have a conversation. That’s the simple premise behind a signature program of Oregon Humanities.
What can you do with flattened fiddles, padless saxophones, leaky clarinets, and busted-up snares? If you’re ambitious enough, you can build an entire symphony.
In an ode to reading, Will Schwalbe shares what we may know but need to hear: reading books is one of the best ways to engage with the world, gain empathy, and find joy.
National Geographic asks, “How can the act of photographing, of making a portrait and then describing another person’s journey, help us to connect and learn?”
Can we use creativity to create connections in an era of political discourse set on dehumanizing one another? Can we afford not to?
Some much-needed good news: A recent study finds that creative expression in the classroom can help children living in poverty reduce stress and regulate emotions.
When teaching math becomes an art.
Something straight out of Dr. Seuss or new tools designed to spark connection?
Thinking about bringing your kids to the theater this holiday season? Here's how to make the most of it.
Who attends choral music concerts? Why do they go? And what impact does the experience have on them?
Dig into a report by WolfBrown and Carnegie Hall about the power of live music on young minds.