Dina Dabbas Rifai replied 31st Aug '16:
I think this depends on whether you mean 'Arts' in its broader sense. As I see it, some art forms are naturally more popular and spread among the masses, like music and dance. But when it comes to fine arts and visual art, the feat becomes more challenging! Here, I think the key is exposure and edification; seeing art everywhere, growing up with it around you in your home, your grandparents home, school, public spaces, galleries, museums, etc.etc. Learning to appreciate art, the value of art, and the importance of art in our lives is what will make people love it and long for it. It's a long process though that takes generations to deeply embed it's roots. For other than those blessed with being born with the gift of an artistic talent, where love and appreciation for poetry, painting, sculpting, or writing comes naturally and within any circumstance, place, or time, for the rest it is acquired!
Irene Pauzer replied 23rd Aug '16:
Nations are remembered for their arts contributions