Why Arts?

Why Arts?: 4 Pillars


Low-income students engaged in the arts are three times as likely to graduate college

51% of classrooms are reporting less time spent on art, while 48% report less time spent on music.

Despite the arts enhancing test scores and opportunities, Minorities have half the access to arts education of non-minorities.

Students from low-income households provided with a solid arts education program increase graduation rates from 78% to 96%.

See The Research

Want to know why arts education is so important and see the statistics on the increasing lack of availability for arts education in our schools? Click on the articles below and learn more!

Americans for the Arts Navigator Series: Facts and Figures

Arts Education Partnership: Arts Access in U.S. Schools

National Association of State Arts Agencies: Critical Evidence

National Endowment for the Arts: Arts & At Risk Youth

Online Colleges: 10 Salient Studies on the Arts in Education

Turnaround Arts: Summary of Key Findings

Wallace Foundation: Advancing Arts Education through an Expanded School Day

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