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 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. Teaching doctors empathy through art Health care students are developing their empathy, moral insight and cultural awareness through a program that helps them look at art. Artists building barricades against Trump In difficult times, artists have more power than we think to influence the direction of politics and society. (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 Post, manage and monitor your social media campaigns using our extensive social media toolkit Promote yourself and your career to the largest arts community in UK by uploading your professional profile Access thousands of subscriber-only features, articles and guides Take advantage of exclusive ticket giveaways, offers and competitions ... and much, much more. Subscribe Now and be part of the British arts community 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.