FAQs why arts education matters national endowment for?
What is the National Endowment for the Arts?
The National Endowment for the Arts is an independent federal agency whose funding supports state arts agencies, arts and cultural nonprofits, and individual artists across the country.
Should the NEA endowment be abolished?
In spite of the vast splendor created by American artists prior to 1965, partisans of the NEA claim that the arts in the United States would face almost certain demise should the Endowment be abolished. Yet Endowment funding is just a drop in the bucket compared to giving to the arts by private citizens.
Why is arts education important?
They learn how to work with a team. By studying the arts, these students are exposed to worlds and lives that they might not have any other way of knowing about or any other way to connect with in their lives the way they are right now. Arts education expands their horizons. These young people are our legacy. We are passing the torch to them.
Why was the endowment fund created?
Indeed, the Endowment was created partly because of the tremendous popular appeal of the arts at the time.