Course blog for American University PERF-570, Fall 2014
In this blog post by the U.S. Department of Education, it talks about how arts education is an integral part of a child’s education and can enhance many critical thinking and 21st century skills. Every year in April, thousands of people flock to Washington, DC for Arts Advocacy Day in which a there are many people advocating, lobbying for the arts to our lawmakers as well share resources for those who might not understand why the arts are so important in our schools.
This article is important to arts managers because as we grow into future arts leaders, who may or may not go into the not-for-profit realm, we have to understand that their is an connection between arts advocacy, arts education and building audiences for our organizations. If we establish a culture where we incorporate and support the arts in our schools, they will eventually become the people we market to years down the lane. They will have an appreciation for the arts because they were exposed to it. Let us all support the arts, but let’s not forget to support arts in our schools.