Should America substitute private arts funding for government support? No. Relegating arts funding to the private sector alone would leave millions of people behind.
NASAA CEO Pam Breaux lays out the evidence in Better Together: Public and Private Funding for the Arts. Published in collaboration with The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, this column examines the distribution of both public and private funding, highlighting the essential role of government arts support in reaching rural and underserved communities.
For additional research on the return on investment for government arts funding see the NASAA Policy Brief Why Should Government Support the Arts?