Role of Government on Arts

Role of Government on Arts

To sum up your learning in this class, you will write a 500-1000 word (2-4 page) essay that articulates your opinion on the role of the National Endowment for the Arts in contemporary American Culture.  Watch these two videos

Why does the government pay for art?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYIZFCIEYVs (Links to an external site.)

Should art be publicly funded?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNOFoe5WhIY (Links to an external site.)

And then you will formulate your opinion.  Of course, there is no right answer- I am interested In/ grading you on how you backup your opinion.  Add in supporting arguments from contemporary culture and experience, as well as the historical context that we have covered in class.  What you are arguing, essentially, is your take on the value of art, as well as the government’s role in funding it.

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