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Legislative findings and declaration of policy
Arts and Cultural Affairs (ACA) CHAPTER 11-C, TITLE B, ARTICLE 3
§ 3.01. Legislative findings and declaration of policy. It is hereby
found that many of our citizens lack the opportunity to view, enjoy or
participate in living theatrical performances, musical concerts, operas,
dance and ballet recitals, art exhibits, examples of fine architecture,
and the performing and fine arts generally. It is hereby further found
that, with increasing leisure time, the practice and enjoyment of the
arts are of increasing importance and that the general welfare of the
people of the state will be promoted by giving further recognition to
the arts as a vital aspect of our culture and heritage and as a valued
means of expanding the scope of our educational programs.

It is hereby declared to be the policy of the state to join with
private patrons and with institutions and professional organizations
concerned with the arts to insure that the role of the arts in the life
of our communities will continue to grow and will play an ever more
significant part in the welfare and educational experience of our
citizens and in maintaining the paramount position of this state in the
nation and in the world as a cultural center.

It is further declared that all activities undertaken by the state in
carrying out this policy shall be directed toward encouraging and
assisting rather than in any ways limiting the freedom of artistic
expression that is essential for the well-being of the arts.