Shaping the future of Arts Education

Arts education resonates with so many of us. It fosters innovation, creativity, and can literally be a life-changing experience. Yet, while many students in the Commonwealth have access to quality arts education, many youth are still being left out. That's why MASSCreative and Arts|Learning have partnered with the Massachusetts Cultural Council and Arts at the Boston Public Schools to make sure that every Massachusetts student has access to quality arts education in and out of school. Supported in part by Americans for the Arts’ State Policy Pilot Program, the program aims to establish arts education as integral to every school district’s curriculum.  

In October and November, we held community meetings in Springfield, Worcester, Boston, and North Dartmouth that brought together more than 100 educators, parents, students, and arts organizations to discuss how to build public support for several arts education initiatives. There was great discussion and collaboration about how to build public support for our four initiatives:

  • Including one year of arts education in high school as a university admissions requirement.
  • Injecting the arts into STEM education.
  • Measuring creativity and innovation across all subjects.
  • Funding arts education in under-resourced schools by tapping into Title I Funds.

For more information about how to take action on these initiatives, visit


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