In the article “Why Business Leaders Should Support Culture and the Arts”, the author reminds us that the early art makers of the Renaissance were patron-supported.
Applying that historical practice to current times, he offers, “As a business leader, being a patron then is not only good for the arts, it’s patriotic. In fact, it’s arguably the best investment you can make.”
The author, James G. Brooks Jr., the founder and CEO of GlassView, smartly imparts these two factors in business leaders’ roles in preserving national arts and culture:
Culture is a potent source of international influence.
The art created says much about society’s culture and we often associate a national identity with these contributions to the cultural landscape.
The arts are where the next generation will hone critical thinking skills.
Unique and creative interplay enhances problem solving, teamwork, and inventiveness, helping to increase critical thinking skills. Whether applied to the next generation or the current workforce, these skills go hand-in-hand with advancing community and business goals.
Our pARTnership Movement essay “Foster Critical Thinking” contains deeper insight into how businesses partnering with the arts can help employees stimulate critical thinking.
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