It has been proven again and again that the results of getting an arts education funding are enormous. Making arts education, a main concern, starts with creating a unified crowd among various groups involved in the field of arts education; mainly parents, administrators, faculty, and school leaders. For the future sustainability of the arts education, a lot of commitment is required from the part of school board in allocating and securing sufficient funds.
It is common that most of the educational institutions lack sufficient arts education funding and resources to promote their arts education, which in turn is a big concern. During the recent economic downturn, many non-profit and government educational institutions has faced funding gaps and budgets.
There are several arts education funding opportunities and resources available in national, state, and local levels for arts education, in both private and public schools. With more arts education funding, the arts education programs will safeguard the newly budding models in high-poverty schools that develop arts teaching.
The budget limitation to arts education funding, is costing American children their arts education. All the cost of hammering is the artistic outlets for millions of children, and the overburden of art teachers. Both politicians and those who are making the budgets, fail to see the vast benefits of art education funding. Most of the time, the budget has no clear-cut section for arts education. It should be the main concern of the government to encourage high culture and value of an arts education by allocating sufficient funds in the arts education funding budgets.
It is also true that, there are several type of arts education funding like free government grants, otherwise known as scholarships, which are funds given to skilled students to assist in arts education. This is not a loan; hence the repayment is not required. Even there are some private organizations such as Trusts, non-profit organizations, and Foundations which have scholarship grants to those who excel in arts education.
“Secret Garden Tours” is one such non-profit organization, situated in Newport, USA. The organizers and supporters of this organization have been devoted to growing art education in various schools, by funding many programs in music, fine arts and theater. 100% of their profits have benefited many schools in Rhode Island.
Recently a non-profit organization called “Americans for the Arts”, recommended the US Congress to appropriate $53 million for the Arts education funding programs in the FY 2010 Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bill. This shows the importance of government funding requirement in the field of Arts education. Apart from the students, the teachers are also the sufferers when the education funding is cut. The art teachers tend to lose their jobs at the price of reformation of the budget.