Arts Education is Essential

  • Guidance from the professional arts organizations suggests that arts education should continue in all school delivery models - remote, hybrid, and face to face.  The national arts education organizations released a combined statement, entitled Arts Education is Essential,  which outlines pressing rationales for continuing arts education throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

    • Social and Emotional Well-Being
      Arts education supports the social and emotional (SEL) well-being of students, whether through distance learning or in person. 
    • Welcoming School Environment
      Arts education nurtures the creation of a welcoming school environment where students can express themselves in a safe and positive way. 
    • Well-Rounded Education
      Arts education is part of a well-rounded education for all students as understood and supported by federal and state policymakers.