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Introducing kids to art at an early age is essential to developing tomorrow’s artists, audiences and creative problem-solvers. Exposure to new ideas and ways of thinking through the arts gives students the critical thinking tools to succeed in all aspects of their lives.

 

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tactics for giving to arts education
  • Fund efforts to integrate arts content into a school’s entire curriculum
  • Fund arts experiences in schools serving predominantly low-income students
  • Support connections between school districts and arts organizations
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Success Story
Teachers Receive Comprehensive Professional Development in the Arts
Arts Impact provides comprehensive professional development in the arts for elementary school teachers. The organization provides two-year, graduate-level training that pairs art with other disciplines. Students learning about symmetry in math, for instance, may approach the concept by learning about symmetry in dance or visual arts. When art, like math, becomes a regular part of the school day, kids get the chance to learn in different ways and develop their creative and critical thinking skills.
Stay Informed:

Arts Education in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools: 1999-2000 and 2009-10
This report provides national data about arts education for public elementary and secondary schools, with comparisons with data from a 1999–2000 arts education study.
Critical Evidence: How the Arts Benefits Student Achievement
Why is it so important to keep the arts strong in our schools? How does study of the arts contribute to student achievement and success?
Puget Sound Arts Economic Impact Study
This ArtsFund study reports on the economic impacts of 357 nonprofit arts, cultural, and scientific organizations located in the Central Puget Sound region.
Social and Health Indicators Across King County
The Communities Count Partnership is committed to improving community health and well-being through information advocacy—providing accurate and timely reports on conditions that matter to King County residents.
Arts Education Partnership State Policy Database
The Arts Education State Policy Database is a searchable database tracking the latest information on state policies that support learning and teaching in the arts.

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