Arts Education Is Essential

“Arts Education Is Essential,” a unified statement from arts and education organizations

With fellow organizations working to preserve arts education, we have provided this clear statement of support for educators and other stakeholders, as you make the case with administrators and other decision-makers for your own arts program in your school district.

Three principles are spelled out in “Arts Education Is Essential”:

  • “Arts education supports the social and emotional well-being of students, whether through distance learning or in person.”
  • “Arts education nurtures the creation of a welcoming school environment where students can express themselves in a safe and positive way.”
  • “Arts education is part of a well-rounded education for all students as understood and supported by federal and state policymakers.”

We encourage you to share this statement with your own network, and share why you believe “Arts Education Is Essential” on social media using the hashtag #ArtsEdIsEssential and tagging [your organization’s social media handle]. Email if your organization would like to sign on to the statement.