Nowadays, it’s just too easy to discount the importance of the arts in the lives of individuals, communities, and the world at large.  South Shore Arts believes that Arts Matter! They belong to everyone to enjoy and influence nearly every aspect of our world, even if it isn’t always obvious. 

For 82 years South Shore Arts has been a regional leader and advocate of the arts providing exhibits, classes, performances, and educational outreach for children and adults of all ages, as well as grants and expertise for organizations, artists and individuals.  

Research has shown that Arts Matter!

  • The arts improve academic achievement—enhancing test scores, attitudes, social skills, critical and creative thinking.

  • People who experience sustained involvement in the arts are overwhelmingly more likely as adults to found successful companies, publish important articles, and patent new inventions.

  • Arts participation—in school or in the workplace—strengthens creativity, the fuel that drives innovation.

  • U.S. employers rate creativity and innovation among the top skills that they seek and this need will only increase in importance in the coming years.

  • Arts Matter because they help us see the world from different perspectives.

  • Arts comfort us in grief and energize us in celebration.

  • The arts make you smarter.

Arts Matter in other ways:  Apple’s Steve Jobs in a Stanford commencement address told how a course in calligraphy taken in college directly informed his sensibilities ten years later when designing the first Macintosh computer.  Though as a college student he never could have guessed the impact that one class would have on his—indeed, the world’s—future, his encounter with a new way of seeing everyday objects made all the difference.

We hope that the Arts Matter to you too! 
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