Why arts education is crucial in times of crisis

Helen S. Eaton:

We must all prioritize the health and safety of ourselves and our loved ones, and as we practice social distancing and take all necessary measures to stay well and weather this storm, we must also remember our humanity. We must continue to sing and dance, and we must continue to play, for every chord from our pianos and every note from our strings tells the story of our shared connection.

Lately, there has been a great deal of discussion online about virtual choirs and Zoom meetings and the like. I really appreciated reading this short essay, which takes a more holistic view of the sheer necessity of arts education at this time.

Why arts education is crucial in times of crisis | WHYY