WHY ARE THE ARTS SO IMPORTANT?
Years of research has demonstrated that an individual’s level of participation in the arts is closely linked to their academic achievement, civic engagement and social and emotional development. Even though numerous studies provide evidence of the importance of the arts in childhood development, minimal instructional time is spent on arts in our school systems, as the need for creative thinkers and innovation in the workplace continues to grow. The Norfolk Arts Center is the community partner best geared to help fill this gap in student learning, as we work together to meet the needs of our students and our entire community.
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