International research has proven the positive effects music and arts-based learning has on economies and social harmony.
“All the empirical evidence suggests that countries that invest in arts and in innovation, as a result, are more productive nations” Hon. Simon Crean MP, ABC Radio National interview, August 2011
- Every UK pound invested in creative partnerships with schools has as much as a ¬£15 return to the economy*
- Based on this evidence, The Song Room currently adds over $50 million worth of economic return to the Australian economy using that UK multiplier
The social benefits of children remaining engaged at school include lower crime rates, better health and more social cohesion, according to the OECD in 2002
*According to Price Waterhouse Coopers who assessed our UK peer organisation managing the Creative Partnerships initiative Culture, Creativity and Education.