Why useless art is useful Print Email Email to a friend Your email Your name Friend's email Friend's name Verification Please prove your humanity Go on prove it :) Close Related Articles Indie theatre sector releases zero-tolerance harassment policy (Premium locked content) ‘We will no longer tolerate this climate of fear and silence,’ say sector members. Freeing the arts from the yoke of neoliberalism A pervasive ideology has encouraged us to see individuals, not a society; to think of competition as natural and emphasise growth at all costs. What damage has this done to creativity? Trump plans to cancel US arts endowment (Premium locked content) President Trump's FY 2018 budget blueprint proposes the elimination of the US National Endowment for the Arts, which funds community arts activity across America. Why US conservatives want to defund the arts The Trump administration's proposal to remove US arts funding is the battle cry for another round of culture wars, familiar to the Australian and UK arts industries. (Premium content) Premium content Graeme Sullivan Friday 14 October, 2016 Visual arts is useless, edgeless and homeless...and that is a good thing both for artists and for society. This content is only available to members of ArtsHub Subscribe Now for instant access! A subscription to ArtsHub will enable you to: Access the most comprehensive jobs board for the arts sector, with hundreds of positions posted weekly Keep up to date with the latest industry news Access thousands of subscriber-only features, articles and guides Be in the know with upcoming events and exhibitions added daily ... and much, much more. Subscribe Now and join the British arts community today Member login Email address Password Forgot password? About the author Professor Graeme Sullivan is the Director of the School of Visual Arts, Pennsylvania State University. He has been researching studio-based practices since the early 1990s, and authored the text, Art Practice as Research: Inquiry in Visual Art.