How Much Does Your Country Spend on the Arts?
India spends $320 million (0.14% of its budget) on the arts, and Maria Thomas' article for Quartz India shows the effect that has both on lost tourism and maintenance of national treasures.
The US spends $150 million-- 0.012% of its budget.
The UK? $4.5 BILLION. France? $7.5 billion.
China spends $3.1 billion on the arts. The US donates this amount annually to Israel as foreign aid.