Celebrate National Arts and Humanities Month!

President Barack Obama declared October 2014 as National Arts and Humanities Month!

“Cultivating the talents of our young people and ensuring they have access to the arts are critical to our Nation’s growth and prosperity. To meet the challenges ahead, we must harness the skills and ingenuity of our children and grandchildren and instill in them the same passion and persistence that has driven centuries of progress and innovation.” – President Barack Obama

The arts and humanities shape our nation, and give meaning and voice to our ideas and culture while sparking societal reflections on issues big and small. For these reasons and more, President Barack Obama declared October 2014 as National Arts and Humanities Month! Read the White House proclamation here and discover how America honors the spirit of this celebration at the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities site.