As a musician and lover of Theater, the “Arts” are near and dear to my heart. And as news of the proposed budget cuts in the Trump budget hit the streets, many of my fellow arts lovers are outraged. And Hollywood is once again in full snowflake meltdown. The Washington Post laments:
The budget plan, which calls for the elimination of four independent cultural agencies — the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting — also would radically reshape the nation’s cultural infrastructure.
Although the budgets of the four organizations slated for elimination are negligible as a percentage of the larger federal budget, they play a vital role in a cultural economy built on a system of federal stimulus. Federal dollars are used to leverage state, local and private funding that supports a complex network of arts organizations, educational entities, museums, libraries and public broadcasting affiliates.