Many countries spend a lot of money in art. Some people think investment in art is necessary, but others say money is better spent on improving health and education. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.

Many countries spend a lot of money in art. Some people think investment in art is necessary, but others say money is better spent on improving health and education. Discuss both these views and give your own opinion.


[shc_shortcode class=”shc_mybox”]There are some who claim that it is important to maintain the arts, and an equal
number of people who are opposed to continued government funding. I will argue in
favour of this latter point for a number of reasons.

The strongest point is that money spent on the arts could have been used for
considerably more vital purposes. While I admit that the arts are important to a
country’s identity, it must also be given that a nation’s health and wellbeing should be
paramount. The idea that elderly people are forced to wait for essential operations
whilst the money required to increase available medical provision is spent on opera
and ballet is plainly immoral.

In addition to health concerns, there are also more deserving social causes for the
money that should be considered before the arts. Homelessness, unemployment,
single mothers, the crime rate – all of these deserve to be addressed before money is
spent on what is essentially little more than entertainment.

A third factor is that some people have no interest in preserving or funding the art,
feeling that they have little practical value. If the arts are so much in need of
sponsorship, then perhaps this is a reflection of their lack of popularity, in which case
they should not be supported. The money should go to more popular events instead.

For each of these reasons, it can be concluded that there is little reason to continue
funding the arts. Yet perhaps a compromise could be reached by which those keen to
maintain the arts could raise a percentage of their own funds and the government
could reduce its level of sponsorship Many countries spend a lot of money in art. Some people think investment

Many countries spend a lot of money in art. Some people think investment

Many countries spend a lot of money in art. Some people think investment

Many countries spend a lot of money in art. Some people think investment

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