Re: Arts Funding........Interview with Margie GillisJul 1st, 2011
You think that's all that is required? Art classes in school? Exhibitions, and touring theater groups need money before they make money, and support for artists turns into economic benefit.
I went looking for the answers to my own question. An economic analysis of The Kansas Art Commission found that the art activities it was involved with annually produced $20 million worth of economic activity, which generated $2.1 million in local and state tax revenue.
When the state funding disappears, then any federal funds and local funds which were tied to the state funds disappear. That's an economic loss.
www.ipsr.ku.edu/resrep/pdf/m257a.pdf (external - login to view)
But interpretive dance is simply idiotic.
As is much of the "art" supported by gov't.
The woman in Manitoba that took pictures of rotting rabbit carcasses.
The painting......9 feet tall, it consisted of three stripes, and cost big money.
The guy with the inflatable banana in Texas.......that complained Canada did not fund him well enough!!!!
Especially when the state is awash in debt......to hand off cash to some sweet, polite, lovely ditz to jump around and look silly in front of large groups of other idiots so stupid as to believe there is some significance in the act...........well, it is simply not on..........