Many do not understand just how vital creative expression and the arts are to our society. Art, and all the genres it encompasses - dance, theatrical production, language arts, music, painting, drawing, sculpture, and more - provides numerous benefits to the communities that embrace it. More specifically, school-aged children, exposed to arts programs are more likely to become involved in their community, develop leadership skills, seek mentorship, cultivate their artistic talents, improve problem-solving skills, expand their critical thinking skills, and so much more.
Join FloFiyah and F.E.E.D. as we explore the many positive effects on child and community development, plus learn why we believe it is essential that all schools offer creative arts programs like ours!
Why Creative Arts Programs Are Important
Many children do not have access to extracurricular, creative arts activities outside of school, be it that the community does not provide them or the parents can't afford them. Therefore, parents and children look to their educational institutions for creative arts exposure.
While in schools, creative arts programs enhance the students development in many ways. For example, the arts have been shown to help children learn empathy and demonstrate more prosocial behavior than their peers who don't receive arts education. In addition, involvement in the visual or performing arts can improve academic performance because it helps kids develop skills like creativity, divergent thinking, and self-discipline.
The arts also provide students with a social outlet that allows them to interact with peers outside of the traditional classroom setting. As a result, they are more likely to appreciate the uniqueness of others and gain valuable life skills like collaborating, problem-solving, and thinking independently. In addition, studies have found that these experiences cultivate communication skills, self-esteem, and other valuable skills necessary for success in the future.
It is also important to note that art programs are an investment in our country's economic growth. They help develop a diverse talent pool of creative thinkers who will be able to contribute new ideas and perspectives long into the future. The creative arts also presents students with different cultural backgrounds and customs, colors and sounds, styles and rhythms, allowing them to better understand the world around them. It allows them to express empathy in new ways, release frustration constructively and find ways to communicate using more than just words.
Creative arts programs have also been shown to increase student engagement rates, reduce school absenteeism, and improve the overall school climate. Check out some amazing stats on the importance of arts in schools. The arts are essential for all students because they provide a variety of benefits that make them more successful learners now and into the future.
Bring Our Creative Arts Programs to Your School
If your school doesn't have any creative arts programs or you feel it is lacking in life and culture, give us a call to discuss our innovative programs designed to inspire and engage.