Why The Arts

At Variety New York, we strongly believe that the arts support creativity and equip children to succeed academically, vocationally, and in life. Sadly, today it is estimated that 60% of children do not have access to any form of arts education. That number skyrockets to over 70% when looking at African American and Hispanic populations. As a result creativity in the United States is on the decline for the first time in 50 years and our young people are ill-equipped to lead successful professional and personal lives.

We know the arts are a cornerstone for youth to lead successful and personally fulfilling lives. Recent research shows when youth are exposed to the arts they:


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