The arts have been an integral part of society since the beginnings of civilization, contributing to the culture and economy of communities and improving the quality of life. The art industry’s underlying motive is atypical of modern industries: creating art for the sake of creating art. The arts’ ability to enrich lives, unite people across diverse backgrounds, and help children develop cognitive ability and discipline are just wonderful positive externalities from creating art for the sheer enjoyment. Economically, the arts are also valuable, directly providing a source of jobs and growth in the local economy. The presence of the arts in a community also increases its attractiveness as a place to work, live, and play, bringing in new residents, businesses, and tourists, which makes the arts an undoubted key factor in the economic growth and development of a city.
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