National Arts in Education Week provides a great opportunity to reinforce the vital role of arts learning in our schools and communities.
Mass Cultural Council invests more than $3 million annually in a range of programs that expand access to arts education in classrooms and beyond across the Commonwealth. We are a national leader in the growing, dynamic field of creative youth development. And with MASSCreative, Arts/Learning and others, we advocate for the arts in debates on education policy and funding.
“The arts foster success in school and after graduation; help students develop discipline and grit; grow their problem-solving skills; and challenge them to deeper thinking, more effective communication, and greater civic engagement,”
– Senator Sonia Chang-Díaz, Co-Chair, Joint Committee on Education.
We encourage our partners to use this week to share your stories about why arts education matters to you and the young people in your community. Please join the celebration by:
- Sharing your story: This year, we want to highlight the impact of arts education in your life. Use #BecauseOfArtsEd on social media and tell us how Arts Ed impacts your life by tagging @MassCultural. You can also use #ArtsEdWeek.
- Learning more: Check out this toolkit to find a series of ways to join in the national celebration.