Course blog for American University PERF-570, Fall 2014
When I initially saw Alex’s post, I was mad because I thought that was the story I wanted to share! But, (not so surprisingly) there are two happy reminders this week of art saving lives. This story from HuffPo is the one I actually wanted to share.
So often, we get caught up in metrics and finding ways to justify the mere existence of the arts. “$7 return for every dollar invested.” or “The arts mean jobs.” or “Kids in arts do better on tests.” No longer. Here’s my new go-to justification: art saves lives!