Emerson College President Lee Pelton is joining nearly 200 leaders from the state’s arts, culture, and education sectors in an initiative to make arts education a priority for Massachusetts’s high schools.
“Arts education prepares students for college and the workplace through the development of creativity, focus, analytical skills, out-of-the-box thinking, perseverance, leadership, and collaborative learning,” said Pelton. “It's time that the arts are seen as being on an equal footing with other academic disciplines, and given the same priority and emphasis.”
Arts for All, an initiative launched by MASSCreative and Arts|Learning, seeks to better prepare students for academic and professional success through visual, media, or performing arts. It recommends all high school students across the Commonwealth study at least one year of arts education.
The Elma Lewis Center, a member of MASSCreative, is supporting the Arts for All initiative with President Pelton and leading the College’s involvement in the campaign.