Integrating the arts can inspire 1,000's of actions from people who might otherwise sit on the sidelines.
The use of the arts to illustrate complicated issues can inspire thousands of people to take action who would not otherwise.
More art equals more value.
The more art, the more desirable a neighborhood is to live. A 10-year study found that an increased presence of art in neighborhoods was correlated with a faster-than-average increase in property values in those neighborhood over that time period.
The arts can lead to a 20% increase in property values.
The creation of a new large arts space in North Adams, MA, increased nearby property values by about 20 percent.
Culture provides an anchor for community dialogues around housing.
A variety of research shows that common cultural history, whether hip hop, community murals, or immigrant heritage and craft, can provide unity in community dialogues about housing preservation that celebrates an area’s unique culture and reflects the needs and values of all who live there.
The arts make people more aware of their rights and their community.
A study in the United Kingdom found that 20% of people who engaged in participatory arts felt differently about their rights after participating.
20% increase in property values
A cultural organization in a community has been shown to increase nearby residential property values by up to 20%.