Arts education has always proved to improve academic achievements, spark innovations and help strengthen the economy in different ways. Arts education holds a significant role in the lives of students as it helps to foster a positive culture and climate in schools. It also develops skills like resilience and a growth mindset among people. It brings out creativity in people.
Here are a few inspirational quotes as to why art education is important and that art matters.
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” -Albert Einstein
“The arts are an essential element of education, just like reading, writing and arithmetic. Music, dance, painting, and theatre are all keys that unlock profound human understanding and accomplishment.” -William Bennett, Former US Secretary of Education
“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” -Pablo Picasso
“To encourage literature and the arts is a duty which every good citizen owes to his country.” -George Washington
“The purpose of arts education is not to produce more artists, though that is a byproduct. The real purpose of arts education is to create complete human beings capable of leading successful and productive lives in a free society.” -Dana Gioia
“The future belongs to young people with an education and the imagination to create.” -Barak Obama
“Logic will take you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” -Albert Einstein
“An arts education helps build academic skills and increase academic performance, while also providing alternative opportunities to reward the skills of children who learn differently.” -Gavin Newsom
“There are more valid facts and details in works of art than there are in history books.” -Charlie Chaplin
“The arts are not a frill. The arts are a response to our individuality and our nature and help to shape our identity. What is there that can transcend deep difference and stubborn divisions? The arts. They have wonderful universality. Art has the potential to unify. It can speak in many languages without a translator. The arts do not discriminate. The arts lift us up.” -Barbara Jordan