The Arts Tax?

If states are slashing their discretionary spending on the arts, maybe the way to save arts funding is to use dedicated taxes for the arts. “There is a variety of indirect taxes for the arts, which are more prevalent than we realize and have proven quiet successes. These taxes bring consistent funding for the arts through the back door and are not as much subject to the fate of appropriations-based government support, which can be a real roller-coaster ride.”