The arts bridge language barriers and unite disparate groups.
Children from immigrant and resident populations cohere best when barriers around language come down. Research shows that art making provides a common bridge and increases friendship, empathy, and mutual trust.
Lee, D. How the Arts Generate Social Capital to Foster Intergroup Social Cohesion. The Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society, 43(1) 4-17. Statistics retrieved 16 May 2018 from summary found at https://culturecase.org/research/2014/04/using-the-arts-to-help-social-…
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