Though arts help in the development and refining of creativity, yet, creativity is not an ability whose usage is typically confined to the area of arts. Today, more than ever, people use creativity in every aspect of their life, be it personal, social, cultural, psychological or professional. Enabling people to express their deeply held beliefs and feelings is what lies at the core of all art forms. Humans do have a fundamental instinct to express themselves, and they feel really fulfilled when they are able to convey their feelings and beliefs to others with all the accompanying complexity and versatility (Tanner, 2003, p. 233). Here in lies the true importance of art and creativity. In that context, avenues for practicing art and creativity lie at the core of all efficient academic systems, effective organizations and successful economic models of growth and development.
2.0 Importance of Arts in Schools
Arts and works of creativity constitute the most potent custodians of that which is most representative, long lasting and timeless in any culture. In that context art and creativity do have a pivotal role in the schools. Arts could readily be considered to be a discipline that has a multi faceted approach towards things. Arts include within their scope the aspects of varied other disciplines like culture, heritage, history, sociology, etc. Teaching students about literature, drama, visual arts, dance and music pertaining to various eras and ages could be really motivating and enlightening (Davis, 2007, p. 15). For a student to be considered really well educated, it is important that one should not only learn how to appreciate the arts, but must also be extended ample opportunities and avenues to be able to participate and indulge in artistic expression and creativity.