The focus of this study "Government and the Arts" is on the interrelation between government and art. There a lot of examples of how government influenced on art. During the Great depression, the U.S government significantly supported programs such as the Federal writer’s projects, Federal Arts projects and other related efforts. For example, the Federal government paid writers of the time to record voices, folklore and histories across the country. Many writers of the time were hesitant to join the project, the Federal Writer's Project. The result of the WPA project was supported by the U.S government was comprehensive and impressive, culminating in the production of up to 48 volumes. In addition, the Library of the Congress maintained thousands of documents from the Federal Writer's Project as well as from the WPA's Folklore project. In my opinion, despite the economic hard times of the Great Depression, support for such projects was generally, a good government investment. For example, these projects nurtured talents across the United States and this enabled many men and women to develop their career in the arts during the critical period of their professional lives. On the other hand, the Great Depression was the period of high employment and the projects provided for the work of artists, musicians, writers and actors. Lastly, some of the ways through which the U.S. government currently supports arts, including direct and indirect funding of the Arts, through the National Endowment
for the Arts (NEA).