Why Is Art Important?

Today more than ever the arts are needed by our young people as a

forum for safe expression, communication, exploration, imagination and cultural and historical understanding.

Among the many benefits of arts education, consider these few examples:

-The arts empower children to communicate ideas that words

and numbers cannot always adequately express.

 

-The arts provide opportunities to explore other cultures

and times, teaching tolerance for other's heritage

and belief systems while valuing the individual.

 

-The arts encourage multiple responses, respecting that the

questions are often as important as the answers. 

In the arts, there are many correct and valid responses.

 

-The arts teach flexibility in thinking, a mandate for

success in a global society.

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