Recently, NPR featured a story on the state of Kansas who, last year, became the first state to completely eliminate funding for the arts. This, of course, drew hundreds of protesters to the Statehouse and this year some of the funding for the arts has been restored. This story raises some interesting questions about funding for the arts that we’d love for you to weigh in on.
-Is it the responsibility of government to fund the arts?
-Even if arts do contribute to the economy, should it be the goal of arts programming to boost the economy?
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