Give the gift of art this holiday season
With so many worthy organizations asking for support this season, writers offer their reasons for giving to the arts; plus The GRID shares gift ideas for the theatre lovers in your life.
1. Giving: Arts and Culture by Tim McClimon [Blog.ArtsUSA.org]
December 9, 2013
"There are lots of good reasons to support arts and culture organizations in your community: encouraging creativity, fostering innovation, enhancing the quality of life, beautifying our parks and public spaces, educating young people and audiences, and just for pure enjoyment ... "
2. Why we love the arts: holiday cookies, concerts—and better grades [Search-Institute.org]
November 20, 2013
"In her book, Keeping The Arts Alive: Creating and Sustaining Youth Programs that Matter, author Kristin Rapp reminds us that, “the arts are what bring life to life,” and they need to be cultivated and appreciated all year long. ... "
3. Support the arts! It matters in real estate! by Rodney Camren [PartnershipMovement.org]
November 27, 2013
"When communities invest in the arts they are fueling economic growth, creating jobs, increasing property values and making their communities more attractive to young professionals who want to start a career or business, a family and home environment ... "
Gifts for Theatre Lovers
4. Gifts They'll Applaud [CenterTheatreGroup.org]
For the holidays, show your love with a show they'll love.
5. Holiday Gifts for Theatre Lovers [TDF.org]
"If you’re looking to buy gifts for theatre lovers, then you can’t go wrong with a great theatre book. Whether they’re behind-the-scenes photo collections or collections of beloved scripts, theatre books can be permanent mementos of the performing arts. ... "