Trump's win shows why we need the arts 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 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. Why useless art is useful (Premium locked content) Visual arts is useless, edgeless and homeless...and that is a good thing both for artists and for society. (Premium content) Premium content Julianne Schultz Monday 14 November, 2016 President Trump is not the outcome of voters' dispassionate assessment of self-interest. The arts and humanities teach us that is not how people work. 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 Julianne Schultz AM is an academic, author and arts strategist. She was the founding editor of the Griffith Review and chaired the Reference Group on Creative Australia.