The Fine Arts are an essential part of the K-12 academic curriculum and a critical component of every child's education. The Fine Arts are academic subjects that also promote social and emotional development and civic engagement. The arts serve as a creative outlet that connect students to a larger world.
Involvement in the arts is directly linked to cognitive ability, critical thinking, and verbal skills. The arts also improve student motivation, concentration, confidence, self-esteem, communication, empathy, and teamwork, which results in improved attendance and a reduction in student dropout rate.
Entrepreneur Magazine recently published a list of “The 10 Unique Soft Skills Employers Desire in New Hires” that mentions skills such as creativity, focus, innovation, and dependability, all of which are acquired through participation in the arts.