|Field of Study:||Art/Art Studies, General
|Description:||Woven through its rich and vibrant history, the arts in Newfoundland and Labrador are an integral part of its culture. Performance, media, literary, visual and other arts enrich this province’s cultural heritage and contribute significantly to the economy. Studies in art and design promote creativity, flexibility, problem-solving, innovation, critical thinking and other invaluable skills needed in the world today. The Status of the Artist Act recognizes the important contribution professional artists make to the economic and social well-being of our province. Art also contributes to personal well-being. Studies show that art-making and design improve the health and well-being of an individual, and these areas are recognized for their tremendous benefits to individuals and society as a whole.