Research Supports the Arts.
Neighborhoods Need the Arts.

Lack of Access to the Arts

According to the National Center for Education Statistics, students in high poverty schools are more than twice as likely to have no access to the arts.

Often times, non-profits cannot service these youth because of distance.

Neighborhoods with underserved populations

Neighborhood Revitalization

The presence of the arts in these neighborhoods will:

  • Promote economic development
  • Increase self-efficacy and identity
  • Build social capital
  • Promote cultural diversity
  • Reduce crime and delinquency

Budget Cuts

Cuts in art program funding in city schools result in many youth growing up without hands-on experience and access to the arts and an appreciation for the far-reaching influence it can have upon their lives as a vehicle for self-expression.

Studies Show that Students Who Actively Participate in Art Programs:

  • Perform better in school
  • Have better attendance
  • Are more likely to take leadership roles
  • Are more likely to participate in academic competitions

Program Impact