Governments give a lot of support to artists, even though some people think it is a waste of money that could have been used elsewhere. Discuss both views and give your opinion.

Some would argue that it is correct for governments to finance artists, while others believe that
money should be used on other projects. Despite artists often need financial assistance at the start of their career, I believe that government spending on health should be prioritized. On the one hand, young painters and sculptors need grants and loans from the state because they are not established enough to support themselves.
That is
to say that at the beginning of their occupation, no one knows who they are and they are unable to sell any of their works and
need monetary support.
For example
, Damien Hirst was given the grant to attend Art College when he was a young man and without it, he might have had to take a normal job.
, I believe that normal people do not benefit from works of art as much as they do from spending money on healthcare.
On the other hand
, there are those that believe that governments squander their money when they give it to artists. They think that there are so many other departments,
as education, infrastructure and health that need attention and are underfunded.
For instance
, in every country in the world, there are still incurable diseases,
as diabetes, and the whole country would benefit if there was more attention given to finding a cure.
, I believe well-being is much more worthy of state spending because it saves lives, whereas art is quite useless in
regard. In conclusion,
helping those working in the arts might subsidize the production of masterpieces, a painting cannot help the sick and die and it is better if funding health is given priority.
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Topic Vocabulary:
  • promote
  • culture
  • creativity
  • economic growth
  • tourism
  • social development
  • personal development
  • merit
  • financial support
  • balanced
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