Arts North Carolina works to ensure that every child in North Carolina has access to the arts in public education. We propose that North Carolina must adopt statewide policies and laws that ensure equity across county lines, prioritize implementation of policies and programs for K-12, and provide resources to accomplish excellence in education through the inclusion of arts education programs.
Arts North Carolina provided the advocacy leadership for the unanimous passage of Senate Bill 66 that created a state-board-appointed Task Force to create a Comprehensive Arts Education Plan for North Carolina. This plan will serve as a blue print for future advocacy initiatives.
ARTS North Carolina affirms the mission statement of the North Carolina Arts Education Comprehensive Plan:
Vision for Arts Education
In today’s globally competitive world, innovative thinking and
creativity are essential for all school children. High quality,
standards-based instruction in the arts develops these skills and
effectively engages, retains, and prepares future-ready students for
graduation and success in an entrepreneurial economy. Dance,
music, theatre arts, and visual arts, taught by licensed arts
educators and integrated throughout the curriculum, are critical to
North Carolina’s 21st century education.