Art Makes Me SmART!
At the Lincoln Arts Council (LAC) we know that the arts play a vital role in the development of children. Whether they are drawing, painting, singing, dancing, or acting, kids are learning about themselves while participating in making art. Across the United States, local arts agencies like LAC are providing artist residency programs to students in the wake of continued cuts to arts education. In the words of American philosopher Nelson Goodman (1906-1998):
"The arts help us ask questions, explore ideas, and make meaning in ways that other disciplines do not. They also provide ways for us to share our understanding with others, share our worlds in potent and productive ways."