Why the Arts Matter

The Arts…

  • Provide job growth, foster consumer spending, and generate tax revenues
  • Support quality education for our school children by raising academic achievement fostering positive work ethic, and improving attendance
  • Build communities that will attract and retain an educated, creative workforce
  • Raise the regional, national, and international visibility of Maryland
  • Attract cultural tourists to the State
  • Drive much needed economic development
  • Enhance the quality of life for all Marylanders
  • Celebrate the rich diversity of our cultural achievements!