Arts and Cultural Benefits

Creative Activities Build skills

From building confidence to contributing to academic achievement, arts and cultural activities set kids up for success!

Share the message and help us promote the benefits of creative activities for kids!

Download the Cultural Benefits PDF for more information and sources on each of these sections.

Did you know participation in the arts....

… contributes to academic achievement.

… teaches young people to conquer fear and to take risks.

… provides kids with a means of self-expression.

… contributes to personal health and wellness.

Read more about the benefits of the arts.

Did you know that dancing…

… contributes to both physical and mental well-being.

...teaches self-discipline, commitment, and responsibility.

...nurtures creativity, encourages original thinking and problem solving.

Read more about the benefits of dance.

Did you know that the study of music…

… helps develop areas of the brain involved in language and reasoning.

… helps students learn the value of sustained effort to achieve excellence.

... develops skills necessary in the workplace.

… contributes to emotional and psychological well-being.

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Did you know that singing…

… can be a powerful and moving experience and could contribute to quality of life, well-being and even physical health.

... gives one a sense of purpose and motivation.

....singing in groups triggers the communal release of serotonin and oxytocin, the bonding hormone, and even synchronises our heart beats.

Read more about the benefits of singing.

Did you know that exploring heritage…

… can provide youth with insight into their sense of self.

… helps us understand and value our shared sense of place.

… helps preserve our individual and shared heritage for future generations.

Read more about the benefits of cultural teachings.

I wouldn’t be the person I am today if it hadn’t been for the support of Creative Kids. Today, I am happy, successful and so proud of where dancing has taken me. I have received awards and achievements, completed goals, travelled all over the world, met incredible people and graduated college.

~ N’Tanis