what is arts education?Arts education encompasses all the visual and performing arts delivered in a standards-based, sequential approach by a qualified instructor as part of the core curriculum. The arts are both studied as individual disciplines and integrated into general subject matter teaching. The term arts education means and implies many things, but at Americans for the Arts it is defined as:
Instruction and programming in all arts disciplines—including but not limited to dance, music, visual art, theater, creative writing, media arts, history, criticism, and aesthetics. The term is used in its broadest sense, including arts-centered and arts-integrated curriculum in academic and community settings.