Esperanza Spalding Talks About the Importance of the Arts

Bassist, vocalist and composer Esperanza Spalding sat down with Portland Center Stage to briefly discuss the importance of arts in education. Other than what the arts does for brain development, Spalding touched on how the arts enhances one’s personal development when contributing to a community and its culture. “On a community level for us to become great citizens being involved in the arts is crucial,” said Spalding.

Arts in education not only enhances classroom performance but diversifies and enriches life experiences and personal development. Spalding ended perfectly by saying, “…with love, food and shelter arts is a necessity for young people. We have to make sure they have access to it.”

About Arts Horizons

Arts Horizons is a premier not-for-profit arts-in-education organization that provides live professional performances and artist-in-residence programs to students and professional development for teachers throughout the entire tri-state region. Our commitment is to make music, art, dance, theatre, new media and creative writing an integral part not only of learning, but of life. Through the transformative impact of the arts, we reach young people through many dimensions, breaking down the barriers of language and culture, accelerating personal growth, and stimulating children’s full potential to prepare them for life in the twenty-first century.

Posted on November 3, 2011, in Arts Advocacy and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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