Quotes About Art Advocacy

  • Arts Advocacy Quotes


    The arts are among the six basic academic subjects. The arts are valuable in all areas of study because they engage the imagination, foster flexible ways of thinking, develop disciplined effort, and build self-confidence.
    - The College Board

    We look for students whose previous participation in the arts shows that they can make a substantial contribution to our academic community.
    - William R. Fitzsimmons
    Dean of Admissions at Harvard University

    The arts have the potential to unify. They can speak in many languages without a translator. The arts do not discriminate. The arts can lift us all up.
    - Barbara Jordan
    Former Texas Congresswoman

    People who can communicate through the subtleties of the arts will have the skills and understanding that our 21st century economy will require.
    - Dr. Thomas H. Kean
    President of Drew University

    People who create in our companies--whether they be scientists, marketing experts, or business strategists--benefit from exposure to the arts. People cannot create when they work and live in a culturally sterile environment.
    - John D. Ong
    Chairman Emeritus, the BF Goodrich Company

    The quality of civilization can be measured through its music, dance, drama, architecture, visual art, and literature. We must give our children knowledge and understanding of civilization's most profound works.
    - Dr. Ernest L. Boyer
    Former President, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching