Vision for Comprehensive Arts Education in North Carolina
In today's globally competitive world, innovative thinking and creativity are essential for all school children. High quality, standards-based instruction in the arts develops these skills and effectively engages, retains, and prepares future-ready students for graduation and success in an entrepreneurial economy. Dance, music, theatre arts, and visual arts, taught by licensed arts educators and integrated throughout the curriculum, are critical to North Carolina's 21st century education.
(Senate Bill 66: Comprehensive Arts Education Task Force, 2010)
Arts Camp 2019
June 24-27, 2019
(Click the Arts Camp 2019 Tab)
Artist: Robert Hall, Sampson County Native
As Arts Education in North Carolina Schools includes four separate and distinct disciplines: dance, music, theatre arts, and visual arts - each with its own body of knowledge and skills; the NC School Board of Education and Superintendent jointly issued a proclamation in support of Arts in Our Schools Month and urges all citizens celebrate and acknowledge every day but especially in March that Arts Education as an essential part of every student’s education in North Carolina. Professional Arts Education associations and organizations were present representing their respective memberships and stakeholders. We urge each of you to celebrate all Arts Education as essential for all NC students as part of a well-rounded education.
Music and Theatre Arts Education Consultant
K-12 Standards, Curriculum and Instruction Division
North Carolina Department of Public Instruction
Dr. Rue Lee-Holmes, MT-BC
Arts Education Coordinator
Phone: 910-594-1420 ext. 34743