“The arts enable personal, intellectual, social, economic, and human growth by fostering creativity and providing opportunities for expression beyond the limits of language.”
“An education in the arts fosters a population that:
- Creates, reshapes, and fully participates in the enhancement of the quality of life, globally
- Participates in social, cultural, and intellectual interplay among people of different ethnic, racial, and cultural backgrounds through a focus on the humanities
- Possesses essential technical skills and abilities significant to many aspects of life and work in the 21st century
- Understands and impacts the increasingly complex technological environment”
“2009 Core Curriculum Content Standards.” Standard 1: Visual and Performing Arts. 2010. New Jersey Department of Education.