Thankful for the arts
4 reasons to be grateful for culture and creativity
As is tradition, the California Arts Council takes this time of year for appreciation and reflection, looking back at some of the amazing ways the arts have impacted the hearts and minds of the Golden State’s residents.
Below are just a few reasons to be thankful for arts and culture, with links to this year’s story archive to back them up:
1. The arts promote cultural awareness.
- San Jose Taiko celebrates 45 years with Japantown immersive
- Reimagining Redding
- Culture by California: NEA celebrates two Golden State artists with National Heritage Fellowships
2. The arts are a change agent for social equality and justice.
- California proud at in D.C. at Poetry Out Loud semifinals
- From the Middle Room to the Mountains: The Artist Within
- Arts in Corrections — a new perspective
3. The arts make good business sense.
- New data reveals arts and culture contributions to California’s bottom line
- California leads as economic capital of creativity
- The power of the arts: California’s $16.3M investment in arts and culture grants is worthy — and smart
4. The arts heal.
- Veteran voices: California legislative hearing reveals stories of ‘post-traumatic strength’ through creative expression
- Creative Forces San Diego: Where arts and military meet
We’re grateful throughout the year for all that artists, cultural workers, and arts organizations bring to the communities they belong to. From the California Arts Council family to all of you, thank you!
The mission of the California Arts Council, a state agency, is to advance California through the arts and creativity. Learn more at www.arts.ca.gov.