It’s imperative that we make tools for creativity ubiquitous. Arts and music education programs are mandatory in countries that rank consistently among the highest for math and science test scores, like Japan, Hungary, and the Netherlands.
The Power of a Blank Canvas
Gallup, Inc and The Knight Foundation collaborated to conduct a three year study aimed at exploring how an individual’s attachment to their community affected the communities economy. They found that cities with the highest levels of attachement also had the highest level of GDP growth. According to the research, the three things that drive attachment are: social offerings, aesthetics and openness. If people are more attached to the community they live in, they are more likely to engage and make it a better place.
Imagine what the simple act of securing blank canvases around a community can do. Through it, we not only empower a community, but we can also create the potential to understand that community in a way never before possible. A blank canvas can change everything.
“All art intuitively apprehends coming changes in the collective unconscious.”
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“So many of us are casualties of 21st century culture – consumerism and frivolous conversations through a computer. But the harsh reality is we’re not really connected with anyone or anything. But there’s a way we can change. Art. Art and culture are intrinsic to our lives whether we create or experience it. It can bring us together for a moment in time, it can ignite real conversations between people, it can cross borders and boundaries. Art can be the change that reconnects us as human beings.”
– Charlotte Church