Our mission is to have business leaders, arts professionals, educators and others work together to educate governments, the public and the media to the need for return- ing Arts to the national curricula. China and others have determined, as we must, that STEAM education is a national priority issue.
Together we can demonstrate that Arts is a necessary adjunct to STEM “by connecting the dots” for all constituents –
- Arts education is a key to creativity, and
- Creativity is an essential component of, and spurs innovation, and
- Innovation is, agreed to be necessary to create new industries in the future, and
- New industries, with their jobs, are the basis of our future economic wellbeing.
A win-win situation – low cost – job growth and insuring the future
If we do not connect these dots Arts education will continue to be virtually extinct in our schools – and the US’s economic future will be damaged.