Benefits of Arts

Art is amazing. It

  • Boosts self-esteem and confidence.
  • Enhances creative thinking
  • Stimulates imagination.
  • Enhances creative problem-solving skills.
  • Improves working memory, our brain’s control center, which is crucial for being more engaged in class.
  • Reduces stress and anxiety.
  • Allows children to learn to express feelings without words.
  • Stimulates the connection between both hemispheres of the brain.

Art Heals!

According to California Arts Council

  • A student involved in the arts is four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievements.
  • Arts engagement results in higher attendance and lower drop-out rates.
  • Low-income students with high arts engagement are more than twice as likely to graduate college as their peers with no arts education.
  • Arts boosts creativity, which is the #1 attribute sought by 21st century employers.
  • The creative industries account for 7.8% of California GPD (note: California 2019 GDP= $3.137 trillions).
  • California’s creative industries employ 1.4 million workers who earn $99.3 billion in annual income.

According to ABCD Study by National Institutes of Health and National Endowment for the Arts

  • Economically disadvantaged Head Start students who are involved in arts enrichment programs show lower level of poverty-related stress compared with a similar group of students who do not receive arts programming.  These students also exhibit greater school readiness, vocabulary growth, and emotion regulation skills.
  • Students who take part in arts education have fewer disciplinary problems and have higher score in writing and compassion for others.