A summary of how arts participation can improve lives, highlighting the ways in which:
- Participatory arts activities help to maintain the health and quality of life of older adults.
- The arts contribute to positive clinical outcomes, such as reduction in anxiety, stress, and pain for patients.
- Arts participation in early childhood promotes social and emotional development.
- Student participation in structured arts activities enhances cognitive abilities and social skills that support learning, such as memory, problem-solving, and communication.