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The arts are disappearing from our schools.

There has been a dramatic decline in both the quality and quantity of arts education in primary schools, and teachers report they do not have the budget, resources and skills to deliver lessons containing music, drama and dance.

Against this backdrop, Pro Bono Economics has produced Do the arts perform at school? an in-depth, independent analysis into the economic evidence for delivering Artis’ curriculum-based performing arts programme in primary schools, key highlights include:

  • For each £1 of cost, the Artis programme could generate up to £32 in lifetime benefits
  • £8,700 estimated average lifetime benefit for children with elevated needs
  • If rolled out across all schools in the top 20% of most deprived areas in England, the lifetime benefits generated could be £3.3 billion each year
  • Estimated lifetime benefits of Artis programme since its creation in 2004 are £0.53 billion

This report confirms what I have always believed… that young people through creative learning can immeasurably enhance their own life journeys economically as well as holistically

Nitin Sawhney CBE, Artis Patron

To learn more about this compelling economic case for delivering a curriculum-based performing arts programme in primary schools download a copy of the report here:

Do the arts perform at school – June 2022

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