Some people think that government is wasting money on the arts, and that this money could be spent elsewhere. To what extent do you agree with this view?
It is well known that governments tend to spend huge amounts of money on different projects, some more important than others, but when it comes to arts, some people say that those money should be redirected to more important areas. I disagree with this statement, as arts is a very important part of people's life. First of all, the concept of creating art is a activity people do since they started painting their cave walls, maybe even before that era, and they should never stop, because it is one of the things that makes us humans. Moreover, no other creature on this planet is capable to interract conciously with the evironment in such a way as to create breath-taking goods. For example, the sculpture of David, known all over the world, cost the goverment big amounts of money at that time, but now you can't put a price on it, it's priceless. On the other hand, we can easealy see why some people think that the arts budget should be spend on some other projects, art being so expensive, a lot more things could be done with those amounts of money. Thus, they think, especially in poorer countries, where the basic needs of the people are barrely met, that with thouse funds the goverment should build schools, more roads, invest in the healthcare system, and so on. That is partially true, they should spend on infrastructure more than on arts, trying to take care of the people's needs first, but have a lowered art budget if the case requires it. On the other hand, we can't contest that art is a bussiness where there can be benefits for everybody, the government, the people, and finally the individual with interest in arts. Furthermore, not everybody is the same, some people have more affinity to arts than others, but the ones that do need a job can't live if there is no money to invest in this type of activitiy. Not to mention that, art galleries cand produce a decent income to the goverment at any point in time, expecially in the future. In conclusion i can firmly say that i disagree with people saying that money spend on arts should be spend on more important things, because art is unexplicable beautiful and we are atracted to it, it makes us humans, and than that, it produces huge amounts of income to everyone envolved.