Eliminating Arts Funding Will Damage California

California is considering eliminating its state arts funding. John Killacky writes that the idea is shortsighted. “Should the arts be held exempt when funding for human services, libraries, road repairs, affordable housing and education is being slashed? Of course not, but the intellectual and social capital the arts contribute to the vitality of life in California must not be underestimated. Multiculturalism and innovation are essential elements in making our state’s economy among the largest in the world.”