What The Arts Means to Young Sheldon Actor Iain Armitage
For every dollar that is put into the Arts — approximately seven dollars comes out into our economy. So it really, really helps!” Iain points out, as host Chachi agrees, “It’s good math!”
Actor Iain Armitage saw his first musical at the age of 3 years old. By the time he was 6 years old, he had his own YouTube Channel reviewing musicals called “Iain Loves Theatre”, and by 8 years old, he was working as a correspondent for Perez Hilton at the Tony Awards. Yes, indeed, The Arts means the World to the Young Sheldon actor, Iain Armitage, and it should mean the world “The Arts have made such a big impact on my life and so many other kids,” Iain explains to our host Chachi McFly at the Creative Coalition’s #RightToBearArts Gala Benefit Dinner, this past April, 29, 2022. “We’re trying to get funding — not for Hollywood or big TV shows, but for areas in Middle America where kids and people in schools would otherwise not be exposed to Arts.”
Even before Iain was three years old, he was destined to be in the Arts — he was named after the English actor Sir Ian McKellen, who has had a career over six decades on stage and in films, and has won many awards including a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award and six Laurence Olivier Awards. Iain’s father is the Scottish actor Euan Morton, and his mother, Lee Armitage is a Theatre Producer. No wonder he loves the Arts so much, it’s part of his family lineage.
Now, at the age of fifteen years old, Iain is the perfect Advocate for promoting Arts in schools and in Middle America. He has been a public speaker since the ripe old age of six, and speaks with wisdom way beyond his years.
“It’s not just about becoming a painter or an actor or a singer,” he explains. “It’s also about opening up your imagination — which can help you in Tech, it can help in so many different fields that are very productive and can help our economy a lot.”
“For every dollar that’s put into the Arts — approximately seven dollars comes out into our economy. So it really, really helps!” Iain points out, as host Chachi agrees, “It’s good math!”
Iain works with the Creative Coalition on a regular basis to help promote and support programs like #RightToBearArts and bring awareness and more funding into Art Programs around the country. For more details on how to get involved, check out their site here: https://thecreativecoalition.org
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ABOUT THE CREATIVE COALITION The Creative Coalition is the premier nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) social and public advocacy organization of the arts and entertainment community. Founded in 1989 by prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition is dedicated to educating its members on issues of public importance. The Creative Coalition also creates award-winning public service campaigns including #RightToBearArts to promote the efficacy of the arts. Actor Tim Daly serves as the organization’s President. For more information, visit https://thecreativecoalition.org