When we choose to focus our efforts and spend our dollars locally, we elevate our whole community to new heights. Supporting The Wallace means we can bring more classes and resources to Levelland. With more opportunities to learn, grow, and experience, how much better off will we be?
cultural resources lead to safer communities.
Low-income neighborhoods with cultural resources have 14% fewer cases of child abuse and neglect, and 18% less serious crime, than low-income neighborhoods without cultural resources. (source)
CULTURAL PARTICIPANTS 50% MORE LIKELY TO BE INVOLVED IN OTHER COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES.
Cultural participation leads to wider community participation. One study showed that participants most involved in cultural activities were 50 percent more likely to be involved in other (non-arts) community activities. (source)
Access to the arts boosts Employees’ creative thinking.
Over half the businesses surveyed in a 2018 study reported that arts support contributes to stimulating creative thinking and problem solving.
ACCESS TO THE ARTS MAKES STUDENTS MORE PROFICIENT IN CORE SUBJECTS.
Reports by the Arts Education Partnership revealed that schoolchildren exposed to drama, music and dance are often more proficient at reading, writing, and math. (source)