Why is Phoenix Voyage so passionate about the arts?
Although some may regard art education as a luxury, simple creative activities are some of the building blocks of child development.
Children naturally love art – painting, drawing, making music, the theater. Unfortunately, when schools cut back on budgets, the arts are usually the first to go. It seems that schools do not appreciate the importance of art in building a kid’s brain.
A wonderful list of information from the League of American Orchestras
This widely heralded study describes intrinsic benefits of the arts – such as opening people to new perspectives – as well as secondary benefits, such as economic development. It concludes that the broader social benefits stem from people’s individual, rewarding encounters with art – and that arts organizations need to find ways to introduce more people to those experiences.
A long list of links from Hill Strategies Research Inc.