Arts Council Commission Set Up To Explore The Benefits of Creative Arts For Children

Posted by Julie Bevan on

Eighteen month enquiry will investigate what happens when children experience arts & culture and how it helps them develop and thrive.

At Dot Kids we firmly believe that experiencing the Creative Arts and culture enriches a child's wellbeing. There is evidence to show that exposure to creativity enhances other aspects of learning too. Creating involves making choices and problem solving, another important life skill. Art develops a childs imagination, making real an abstract idea. Art can also provide important emotional expression for children who are experiencing difficulties in other areas of their life or schooling. Through art we can communicate ideas & feelings that may otherwise be hard to express.

We are sure that the Arts Council's findings will cement these theories and the hope is that this report will then make an impact on education budgets and curriculum decisions.

"The 18-month enquiry, a partnership between Durham University and Arts Council England, will investigate what happens when children experience arts and culture and how it helps them develop and thrive...It comes against a backdrop of concern that creative education has been harmed by the government’s English baccalaureate, which does not make an arts subject compulsory..."

Read the full Guardian article here: https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2017/mar/28/serota-sets-up-commission-to-explore-benefit-of-arts...


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