Why are the Arts Important to Education?

  • "To succeed today and in the future, America's children will need to be inventive, resourceful and imaginative. The best way to foster that creativity is through arts education."
    -Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education

    "The purpose of arts education is not to produce more artists, though that is a by-product. The real purpose of arts education is to create complete human beings capable of leading successful and productive lives in a free society."
    -Dana Gioia, Poet and Former Chairman, national Endowment for the Arts

    Article "Bill Cirone: Arts Education is Essential and Deserves Support"

    Article National Art Education Association-"10 Lessons the Arts Teach"-Elliot Eisner