Arts Education Benefits and Adoption Tips
Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) believes in the power of arts learning to develop the minds of students, build valuable skill sets and meaningful knowledge, and help prepare students for college and careers in the 21st-century. These and other benefits of arts learning have been demonstrated through dozens of studies over the last 25 years. While the research conclusions are clear about the positive influence of arts learning on academic achievement, social skills, and workforce development, access to arts learning opportunities has remained relatively static over the last decade. However, the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act and other reforms in school systems throughout the state presents an opportunity to expand access to arts learning in Georgia.
With that goal in mind, GCA has developed a series of slides highlighting the benefits of arts learning, accompanied by adoption tips outlining how local advocates can work to improve access to quality arts learning opportunities. We encourage you to use these resources in your classrooms, in your schools, in your communities, and on social media to help make the case for arts education.