This section of our website is intended to provide you with resources on arts education in Vermont and across the nation.
Access to the arts is fundamental to the creative development of all children, and the Vermont Arts Council is committed to supporting and expanding arts education programs across the state. Research has shown that arts experiences not only enhance academic achievement and personal development in youth from all socio-economic backgrounds, but they also prepare students to participate fully in the workforce of the future.
Given the changing nature of our global economy, it is imperative that the arts become an integrated component of curriculum development. In today's workplace, ideas matter - and participation in the arts fosters development of the skillset needed to generate, communicate, and bring ideas to life. (Photo courtesy Jeb Wallace-Brodeur.)
An engaged community of parents, local organizations & businesses, and artists working directly in the schools through residency programs is the single most critical factor in enhancing a school district's commitment to arts education. Arts programs also provide adults with lifelong learning opportunities to participate in more aspects of a child's education. Get involved! Educating our kids in the arts is the best thing we can do to support Vermont's creative economy and secure our future - and perhaps have some fun in the process!