Theatre Forward released a report, "Unmasking Business Success: Executive Perceptions of Arts Engagement and Workforce Skills." The research commissioned from Shugoll Research found that executives believe there is a strong link between an person's exposure to arts education and their potential for professional success. Bruce Whitacre, executive director of Theatre Forward, shares on The Conference Board blog:
...since executives confirm that the workforce demands the skills the arts develop, we are creating a key opportunity gap for students in poor schools who have little or no access to arts engagement.
A brief video of the findings can be found here.