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Why Should Government Support The Arts?

Should government fund the arts?
Why can’t the private sector pick up the costs?
Who benefits from public arts support?
Is support for the arts a partisan issue?

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Designed for civic leaders and cultural advocates, Why Should Government Support the Arts? [fix link to go to pdf on new site] invites conversation about the value of the arts to American communities. It includes extensive research citations to support fact based debate.

NASAA encourages broad use and adaptation of this resource. A Microsoft Word version is available upon request to make it easy for you to borrow from the text. Add your own examples that bring to life the many ways in which the arts benefit your state.