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Importance Of Arts Education

Importance Of Arts Education

There are innumerable reasons for the arts to be included in an educational system, and just as many ways that involvement in the arts has been shown to help students in their personal, social, and academic development.  There is an abundance of sources that provide statistics in regards to these reasons based on reports of professional studies.  The following is a very brief overview of just a few points.  See below for a list of resources that provide further information. 

 Arts education develops students who are self driven and motivated as they are often the toughest critics of their own work.  It teaches students to learn for the experience of learning and not just for the grade.  Involvement in the arts teaches students how to try new things, manage risk, and handle failure.

 Finally, an increase in arts education and exposure in schools and communities has the potential to cultivate a greater interest in the arts which could support the professional arts field.  Maintaining interest in and commitment to the arts is necessary for the survival of the arts in the United States because it relies so heavily on earned income from ticket sales and private donations.