, A Directory of the Best Art Schools, Affirms Arts Education Renaissance

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In response to an article published by,, an online directory featuring the best art schools in the country, confirms the arts education renaissance., an online directory of the best art schools, responds to an article published by on December 29th, which discusses how a public school district in Michigan is attempting to bring back arts education.

According to the article titled “Grand Rapids Schools Look for Arts Education Renaissance,” the Grand Rapids public school district is trying to revive arts education by implementing a new program. By partnering with some of West Michigan’s cultural institutions and Grand Valley State University, the Grand Rapids school district is attempting to reinstall art classes despite the statewide cuts. The article says the new arts program will be take International Baccalaureate Arts Academy will start in the 2015 school year at the elementary level and focus on teaching students about music, dance, theater and visual arts.

Andrew Girard, a representative from, a directory showcasing the best art schools in the country, says arts have taken a backseat to academics when it comes time for budget cuts. “Art, music and theater are usually the first programs to be cut when a school is discussing ways to meet budget demands,” he says. “However, many school districts, like Grand Rapids, have found that the benefits of an arts education outweighs the cost. This has led to a renaissance. Many school districts are bringing back art programs in order to help children become more well-rounded and enhance creativity.”

Girard says students looking to pursue a career in art or looking to take more advanced art classes should look into the directory. “We provide insight into all kinds of art programs and schools for children and adults,” he says. “Students wanting to participate in an art program outside of their school should browse our website.” is a comprehensive directory of art degrees, art schools and art-related programs listed and maintained by, the leading platform for job seekers. is dedicated to assisting prospective artists, teachers, and students find schools, jobs, and programs best suited for their preferences. Whether you’re looking for a new job, a new school or a new direction, the directory offers insight into top degree programs in a variety of fields, including graphic design, fashion design, interior design, game design, web design, photography and film. is an affiliate of, a similar directory featuring the best culinary schools.

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