Today, the arts are being cut to one of the lowest points in history. Like politics, funding is the mother’s milk of continued prowess in the arts, but more is at stake than most people believe.
As demand for a new workforce to meet the challenges of a global knowledge economy is rapidly increasing, nothing could be more important in this period of our nation’s history than art and an art infused education.
According to the Americans for the Arts in Washington, D.C., this is the only sector where the growth of arts jobs in publishing, television, graphic design and related fields is a bright spot in the present day dismal economy.
But as important as the traditional creative industries are, the payoff in almost every economic activity will be from people who can draw from both sides of their brain. The folks who have had art or art infused training and exposure to the arts are clearly at an advantage.
Read the entire Huffington Post article here.