Low-income students who are highly engaged in the arts are two times more likely to graduate college as their peers with no arts education.
Students involved in the arts are three times more likely to win an award for school attendance and to be elected to class office.
Students involved in the arts are four times more likely to participate in a math and science fair and to be recognized for academic achievement.
Low-income students who are highly engaged in the arts are five times less likely to drop out of school than their peers.*

*Americans For The Arts

97%
of elementary schools nationwide don’t offer dance and 96% don’t offer theater.
72%
of business leaders say that creativity is the #1 skill they are seeking when hiring.
2/3
of public school teachers believe that the arts are getting crowded out of the school day.*
*Americans For The Arts

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