Creativity is not a luxury. It is the heart of problem solving. It is the soul of ideas. Creativity makes both music and mathematics become art forms instead of remaining as skill sets.
Creativity is literacy in its highest form.
UNESCO has been busy analyzing and ranking the areas of their work by priority, with those areas that receive the lowest ranking being marked for elimination. The Creativity programme, within which arts education falls, was ranked at the very bottom of UNESCO's 48 priority areas and is at risk of elimination. Sign the petition if you can.
And please keep creativity alive, encouraged and cherished everywhere.