Why are the arts important?

VIP have been included in a recent report produced by Arts Council England. The project is featured alongside some other amazing projects happening across the north of England. Arts Council England say:

At the Arts Council we believe there is a powerful holistic case to be made for the value of arts and culture. Vital contributions are made to all of our lives from arts and culture. They are important to our social well-being and cohesion, our physical and mental health, our education system, our national status and our economy.

You can read the full report here:

http://issuu.com/artscouncilengland/docs/how_arts_and_culture_are_important_/1?e=9197550/8047378