Art Advocacy for Children’s Art in Schools
The arts have been proven to improve academic achievement, spark innovation, and strengthen the economy. With school arts budget cuts and limited community resources for the arts, most of us can all rally behind a strong need to bring more attention to why the arts are relevant and important to the prosperity of our society.
If, like me, you feel passionate about the importance of the arts and see a need to help others understand their value, you’re in a position to champion for their inclusion in schools and the greater community. How? You can start by sharing these quotes or others like them via social media. Spread the word and help raise consciousness for creativity.
Here are six quotes that you can use to help spread the message that the arts matter. Feel free to share widely.
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” ~Albert Einstein
“The arts are an essential element of education, jus like reading, writing, and arithmetic…music, dance, painting, and theater 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
“Every animal leaves traces of what it was; man alone leaves traces of wha he created.” ~Jacob Bronowski
“To encourage literature and the arts is a duty which every good citizen owes to his country.” ~George Washington
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