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Involving kids in various artistic activities has benefits that help them grow in various ways.

1. AUTOMATION AND ART: Almost every job in the near future will be heavily impacted by the growing role that automated artificial intelligence systems play in our economy. Some jobs will change. Some jobs will completely disappear. One of the few industries that a lot more safe from the threat of automation is the creative industry because of its heavy reliance on the so called human skills 2. JOBS OF THE FUTURE The jobs of the future will increasingly rely more on soft skills than traditional hard skills. Soft skills can include personality traits or hobbies. The particular soft skills that will be valued in the future include interpersonal skills, communication skills, and creativity. These are the skills that are heavily found in the arts and in creative types.

3. EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE Art can also help young creatives develop and manage their emotions by increasing their Emotional Intelligence. “Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand, use, and manage your own emotions in positive ways.” This can help to:

  • Relieve stress

  • Communicate effectively

  • Empathize with others

  • Overcome challenges and defuse conflict

  • Build stronger relationships

  • Succeed at school and work

  • Achieve your career and personal goals

4. HUMAN SKILLS The so-called human skills are a collection of skills that deal heavily with interacting with others and with creativity. These include

  • Effective communication skills

  • Teamwork

  • Dependability

  • Adaptability

  • Conflict resolution

  • Flexibility

  • Leadership

  • Problem-solving

  • Research

  • Creativity

  • Work ethic

Integrity These skills are already prevalent with artistic and creative types. By focusing and strengthening their human skills, Artists can be best prepared to be successful in the economy of tomorrow. 5. DIVERSITY The arts also offer opportunities for cross cultural exchange and exposure to a variety of different cultural artistic traditions. This helps

  • Teamwork

  • Dependability

  • Adaptability

  • Build empathy and understanding for diversity

  • Gain exposure to learn from other cultures to

  • Improve creativity

  • Gain perspective and insight from others TAGS: Articles, Culture, Information, Inspiration

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