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YAMA celebrates #ArtsMatterDay

Each year at the end of October, we join our partners at MassCreative in taking to social media to share all the ways that the arts make a difference in our lives. This online day of action gives the creative community a chance to broadcast stories of impact and make the case that arts and creativity should be an expected, well-funded, and valued part of everyday life. Here are this year's posts from #ArtsMatterDay.

YAMA's program coordinator on why #ArtsMatter

"Arts heal, hearts and communities"
- Rachel Flood Page, program coordinator, Young Audiences of MA

YAMA's communication manager on why #ArtsMatter

"Think the world needs more empathy? Invest in #artseducation." - Jason Rabin, communications manager, Young Audiences of MA

YAMA artist Eric Bornstein of Behind the Mask on why #ArtsMatter

"#ArtsMatter because they recreate our exeriences in a way that reinforces positive possibilities for us all. Arts celebrate each of us as the architects of our own identities." - YAMA artist Eric Bornstein of Behind the Mask

YAMA's program coordinator on why #ArtsMatter

"The arts are magic! The arts teach people to take the world they envision and make it a reality. If you can dream something, then you can draw it, act it, sing it - make it real in the world around you. You conjure an idea from the ether into the physical plane. The arts are literally magic." - Leah Hamilton French, program coordinator, Young Audiences of MA