Benefits of Arts Education

A growing body of studies presents compelling evidence connecting student learning in the arts to a wide array of academic and social benefits.

Think Children Don’t Need ART In the 21st Century? An Arts Education Teaches Children To...

Collaborate & Cooperate

  • Compromise for Common Goal
  • Work together
  • Share responsibility
  • Take responsibility
  • Understand their actions affect others
  • Realize even contributions have value
  • Realize mistakes happen


  • Receive constructive feedback
  • Communicate different emotions
  • Develop language by talking about Art & describing creations
  • Realize feedback is a Part of learning
  • Interpret visual information
  • Breakdown the mechanics of body language
  • Experience different ways of moving
  • Portray a character effectively
  • Develop visual communication skills
  • Improve skills through evaluation

Be Creative

  • Think on their feet
  • Develop a sense of innovation
  • Be Original!
  • Practice creative thinking until it becomes natural
  • Approach tasks from different perspectives
  • Take creative risks


    Concentrate & Focus

  • Develop motor skills
  • Keep a balance between listening & contributing
  • Think about their role & how It contributes to the big picture of what is being created


  • To keep an open mind
  • Explore further information
  • Entertain different possibilities
  • Hone decision making skills
  • Develop skills in reasoning & understanding
  • Be attentive to details, of perceptions & ideas


  • Persevere!
  • Practice Follow-Through
  • Develop healthy work habits
  • Improve academic performace

Be Socially Responsible

  • Act responsibly with the interests of the larger community in mind
  • Know & appreciate diverse societies
  • Interpret & evaluate others’ perceptions of reality
  • Understand choices artists & designers make

Be Fluent With Technology

  • Develop information & media literacy skills
  • Create information in a variety of forms & media
  • Utilize today’s digial & social media as an appropriate vehicle for their message (Computers, iPads, Video, Digital Cameras, and more!)

Benefits of Arts Education Was Last Modified: September 4, 2018