AAEM exists to inform and promote the value of an education in and through the Arts to the public and to the educational community, as well as to influence the public will to provide rich experiences in the Arts for all children of Manitoba.
Why do the arts MATTER in our children’s education?
Engagement in the arts is central to becoming a well-educated person. Research shows us that motivation to learn, to stay in school and seek advanced education is significantly increased with a complete education that includes the arts. The Alliance advocates for arts education not just because there are impressive statistics about raising test scores or increasing earning power, but because when the arts become integral in all our lives we are changed fundamentally.
What We Will Do
• AAEM educates the general population as to the value of the arts in schools and in the community.
• AAEM facilitates collaboration among the various groups concerned about the state of arts education in this province – professional arts organizations, school divisions, arts education organizations, provincial and municipal bodies – around ideas, projects and events.
• AAEM encourages opportunities for education in the arts for all ages.