Arts Education Is Essential

A Unified Statement from Arts and Education Organizations


May 28, 2020


As likeminded arts and education organizations, Young Audiences Arts for Learning and 52 other national groups have come together to release a unified statement on the necessity of arts education for all students, “Arts Education Is Essential.”


"With fellow organizations working to preserve arts education, we have provided this clear statement of support for educators and other stakeholders, as you make the case with administrators and other decision-makers for your own arts program in your school district."


Three principles are spelled out in “Arts Education Is Essential”:


  • “Arts education supports the social and emotional well-being of students, whether through distance learning or in person.”
  • “Arts education nurtures the creation of a welcoming school environment where students can express themselves in a safe and positive way.”
  • “Arts education is part of a well-rounded education for all students as understood and supported by federal and state policymakers.”


We are in this together. 


Read the full PDF and see all signators here