Useful Information

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Benefits of Arts Education

Source: Americans for the Arts, 2002

Stimulates and develops the imagination and critical thinking, and refines cognitive and creative skills.

Has a tremendous impact on the developmental growth of every child and has proven to help level the

"learning field" across socio-economic boundaries.

Strengthens problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, adding to overall academic achievement and

school success.

Develops a sense of craftsmanship, quality task performance, and goal-setting—skills needed to

succeed in the classroom and beyond.

Teaches children life skills such as developing an informed perception; articulating a vision; learning

to solve problems and make decisions; building self-confidence and self-discipline; developing the

ability to imagine what might be; and accepting responsibility to complete tasks from start to finish.

Nurtures important values, including team-building skills; respecting alternative viewpoints; and

appreciating and being aware of different cultures and traditions.

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