Twelve Month Artful Pledge – June: Watch

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2015 is the year of the Twelve Month Artful Pledge and it’s time for June’s focus: Watch.

June is a month that is full of great things to watch. …This kind of engagement in your local arts scene provides both entertainment and excitement while also contributing to the local investment and the economy in our city.

…Beyond the local investment piece, those who routinely attend, participate, and watch local events, performances, and artists report better satisfaction and health in their daily life. …

So let’s break that down:

break-it-downIn plain English:

· Art gallery visits are associated with better health and higher volunteer rates.
· Theatre attendance is associated with better health, volunteering, and strong satisfaction with life.
· Classical music attendance is associated with higher volunteer rates and strong satisfaction with life.
· Pop music attendance is associated with better health, volunteering, and strong satisfaction with life.
· Attendance at cultural festivals is associated with better health, volunteering, and strong satisfaction with life.
· Reading books is associated with better health, volunteering, and strong satisfaction with life.

With this in mind, watching a performance, an artist at work, or participating in a cultural event will surely do more for your health, well-being, and satisfaction with life, it will also contribute to the health and vitality of the local community and the cultural sector as a whole. So go on, treat yourself!

Sounds good to me! I’ll be watching local concerts and performances. I’ll be watching the creativity displayed all around my neighbourhood. I’ll be watching any creative opportunity that pops up. You?