Saturday, March 24, 2007

Support the Arts Get Involved!

Did You Know?
*The arts teach kids to be more tolerant and open.
*The arts allow kids to express themselves creatively.
*The arts promote individuality, bolster self-confidence, and improve overall academic performance.
*The arts can help troubled youth, providing an alternative to delinquent behavior and truancy while providing an improved attitude towards school.

An impressive 89% of Americans believe that arts education is important enough to be taught in schools, but the sad truth is, your kids spend more time at their lockers than in arts classes. Read the facts on how arts education helps kids do better.
Read the facts on how arts education helps kids do better.

Support the Artist Deduction Bill
Attention all US artists:
Did you know that if you donate an artwork to a charity (auction, museum, whatever), you (the artist) are only allowed to deduct the cost of your materials? If a collector donates, he or she can deduct the entire fair market value. What's fair about that?
Well, savvy members of Congress are trying (yet again!) to get you the deduction you deserve.
Call or write your Senator and urge him or her to support support S. 372.Since there is also a house version, call or write your Congressperson to support H.R. 1120.Americans for the Arts have an easy way of helping you through the process.
Read the FAQs on this

1 comment:

  1. Aileen, you're preaching to the choir about appreciating art and it's value for children. I didn't know about this legislation and appreciate you posting it.