Quality arts education helps Idaho's young people develop the skills they need to achieve their potential in school, work, and life. Arts learning experiences play a vital role in the developmentof problem-solving, analysis, imagination, and innovation. From music and dance to theatre and visual arts, the arts give young people unique means of expression, capturing their interests andemotions, and allowing them to explore new ideas, subject matter, and cultures.
For Our Children: A Report on the Status of Arts Education in Idaho is compiled from a baseline survey conducted by the Idaho Commission on the Arts in partnership with the Idaho Department of Education through a collaboration with the Montana Arts Council, the Utah Division of Arts and Museums, and the Wyoming Arts Council. The report summarizes the data collected from the 222 Idaho elementary, middle, and secondary schools that responded to our request for information on arts education.