Being a performing arts student myself, I may be a bit biased, but I believe the Arts is something important to the American people, and to ALL people. We have been inspired by the fine arts for centuries, and this has driven people to do great things. Art. Art drove humans forward. You would think that's a little bit of an exaggeration, but it's completely true. We as homo sapiens are inspired by these arts. And when other famous artists inspire younger children, these children will look up to these artists, and these children could do great things if the artists are good people, and those children can grow up to do great things as well. Just from that famous artist inspiring them. The arts are something would should be putting more money into in my opinion.