“People see the arts as entertainment or a fringe benefit, but they don’t see them as being critical to our children’s future,” said the moderator of a recent panel discussion held at Art Center Sarasota.  Topics discussed included the value of a solid arts curriculum in programs and schools, as well as various studies that examine the positive outcomes that arts education has on students.  Read more about this panel’s discussion.

The arts are a required subject as part of a basic education in Washington state, yet they face severe budget cuts.  Learn how to share this in your community, and use our Talking Points and Advocacy Tools to get started.