What is Art Integration? And why is CBSE promoting it in schools?

CBSE's Attempt to Promote Art Integration in Schools to Foster Creativity and Growth.
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Relevance of Art Integration - An amalgamation of academics and arts.

Art Integration is an effort on the side of CBSE to bring back the idea of Arts in our lives. In middle school, many schools do promote art through dance, painting, or enactment/ theatre. However, as we grow up, the focus of our education gradually shifts from visual or so to say from the idea of learning to livelihood. 

In Circular No. Acad 33/2020 dated 14th May 2020, CBSE has introduced “mandatory Art Integrated project work for classes 1- 10 as part of Subject-Enrichment activities under Internal Assessment”

Art Integration is a cross-curricular pedagogical approach to the process of teaching and learning. It works on a collaboration between the core subject and its propagation through arts (performing/ visual). 

Why is Art Integration Important?

  • Education and arts, together- are the epitome of critical thinking and creativity for the understanding of concepts in almost all subjects. 
  • It makes the learning process more significant and 
  • It makes the teaching process more joyful and also, leads to the enhancement of certain life skills like- communication, creativity, and higher confidence.
  • Broadens the horizon of the human mind, allowing them to see the multi-disciplinary links between subjects/ topics. 

Guidelines for the art-integrated project by CBSE (for classes 9 and 10)

  • All students in classes IX and X must undertake at least one Art-Integrated Project in every subject. These projects will involve combining art with the respective subject matter. In classes IX and X, the evaluation of these art-integrated projects will be included as part of the subject enrichment activity for internal assessment in all subjects.
  • Students will have the opportunity to integrate any form of Indian art, whether visual or performing, into their projects. This approach aims to help students better comprehend projects that are culturally relevant to them. 

Teachers have the responsibility to support the learning of the chosen Indian art form and ensure that students can creatively incorporate the art form(s) into their projects.

  • For at least one project undertaken by students in classes I-X, it is compulsory to incorporate an art form from the paired State/UT, as outlined in the- Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat Programme

This initiative aims to provide CBSE School students with an opportunity to become familiar with the culture, traditions, and geography of additional States and UTs as envisioned in the Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat Programme (EBSB).

  • At the start of the academic session, subject teachers and art teachers must discuss and organise the projects beforehand so that students can receive the required instruction to complete a variety of projects.
  • The Board will gather the marks given for these projects, which are part of class X's subject-enrichment activities when the results of the internal evaluation are uploaded.

Subject-wise real-life examples for Art Integration 

Common salt, discoloration of leaves, medicines, etc, most of the things around us are a product of Chemistry. The core of Art integration comes from this realisation that everything we learn has real-life implications. Our Educart Question Banks have an entire feature dedicated to explaining to students the real-life implications of all the concepts in each chapter. And these examples are available for all the subjects with simplified NCERT theory.

Teachers can use some of the real-life references given below to incorporate into art integration projects for Class 10. Some of them are-  

Maths - 

Students can be asked to click pictures of monuments, or buildings that represent Mathematics. The example provided here is in reference to the chapter- Triangle. Students can easily connect the pictures they have taken with different concepts and theorems. 


This Real-life example has been taken from the chapter- Electricity. Students can be asked to create a project on the electricity supply at their home. They can get creative with it, it can be in the form of a report or a full-length essay with pictures, either way, they should be able to relate the theory applicable at all possible places. 

It can also be given as a part of an English project. 


This real-life example is from the chapter- Chemical Reactions. Students can perform a theatre centering around the life of a banana and make it humorous, or sad, or present it in any way they want to. 

These are some of the ideas teachers can take reference from. And, to know more about Art Integration you can click on the button below.

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