- Schools and employers rank a degree in the arts among the most significant indicator of a job candidate’s creativity and innovation skills.
- Creativity is one of the top three personality traits most important to career success, according to U.S. employers.
- 85% of people said creative thinking is critical for problem solving in their career.
- Disadvantaged students who are highly involved in the arts are more than twice as likely as their peers with low arts involvement to earn a Bachelor’s degree.
Sources: Adobe Systems Inc. and Ready to Innovate, a collaboration between The Conference Board, Americans for the Arts, and the American Association of School Administrators. Catterall, James S. (2009). Doing Well and Doing Good by Doing Art: The Effects of Education in the Visual and Performing Arts on the Achievements and Values of Young Adults.