Spark the Arts

WHAT?

Spark the Arts advocates for high quality arts education and youth arts programs for every Massachusetts teen.

Spark the Arts should inspire, fire-up, and ignite people to action.

But most of all, it should give supporters a way to show their dedication to creativity.

WHY?

All Massachusetts teens deserve the opportunity to discover and showcase their creative talents. It has been demonstrated that art, in all its forms, contributes to youth development.

Yet curriculum focus on standardized testing and budget cuts are eliminating creative classes in schools across the state—negatively impacting students’ academic achievement as well as their career and college preparedness.

DID YOU KNOW?

Involvement in the arts is linked to higher academic performance, increased standardized test scores, more community service and lower drop out rates.

DID YOU KNOW?

Business and school leaders are virtually unanimous in rating creativity as increasingly important in U.S. workplaces.
(97 and 99 percent respectively)

DID YOU KNOW?

The arts are fundamental to our humanity. They inspire us, foster creativity, help us express our values, build bridges between cultures and bring us together regardless of ethnicity, religion or age.

WHO?

TMC is a nonprofit organization that offers free arts education programs to schools and students in need— publishing the ONLY statewide print and digital magazine of the arts for and by Massachusetts teens.

HOW?

Spark the Arts uses video, creativity and social action to advocate for high quality arts education and youth arts programs for every Massachusetts teen—promoting awareness about TMC’s free programs.

3-STEP ACTION PLAN:

1. Share the video

2. Sport the goods

3. Spread the word

TMC envisions a community that cultivates and celebrates the literary and creative arts, in which we are the leading publisher and educator for developing teen media…

Calling all teen artists, poets, writers, musicians & videographers! We are enlisting ALL Massachusetts students, grades 8 through 12, to join the Spark the Arts Campaign. Sign the Arts Advocate pledge! Bear the torch of creativity! Together, we can bring the arts back into the lives of each and every Massachusetts teen.

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Sign the Arts Advocate pledge to help TMC bring the arts back into the lives of each and every Massachusetts secondary student.

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