I just read over this great piece of information from the new Obama/Biden campaign about installing new policies and procedures to support the arts.
Basically they are saying how important it is to keep the arts alive in our schools and even after school. An artistic awareness in school doesn't always yield artists, (however this does happen as well). Art in schools asserts creativity and innovation which can be applied to many different fields. The article also discusses the importance of putting as much funding as possible towards the NEA (National Endowment for the Arts) to not only send American artists abroad but the importance of also allowing artists from all over the world to come back into the U.S. and create a circuit of exchange which helps us all.