Dean Juárez Speaks Out on Arts Budget Cuts

By the numbers:

$1.68 = One grande coffee.

$1.46 =  Amount of yearly U.S. (state and federal) arts funding per person.

In a recent letter to the editor published in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Benjamín Juárez, Dean of the College of Fine Arts, explains how arts infrastructure is being “dismantled” by shrinking state and federal funds for the arts and arts education.

In the video below, Dean Juárez discusses the current state of arts funding and what schools and communities can do to help keep the arts an integral part of children’s lives and development in the 21st century.