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Impacts of Supporting Arts & Culture

Quality of Life

Supporting the arts & culture helps improve the quality of life by:

Providing inspiration and enjoyment to residents

Beautifying shared public spaces

Igniting the mind to stimulate new ways of thinking, communicating, and doing business

Education

Exposure to the arts & culture boost learning for students by:

Improving vocabulary, communication, memory, and social-emotional development in young children

Increasing academic performance and scores on standardized tests.

Finding better jobs, earning degrees, and volunteering.

Social

Supporting the arts and culture helps reinforce the social fabric of our community by:

Preserving historic and cultural heritage

Providing a better understanding and an appreciation for cultural diversity

Facilitating connections and reducing barriers between diverse groups (e.g. age groups, ethnic groups, socioeconomic classes)