The importance of the arts to the societies in which they thrive is well documented.
The arts community still has a long lasting cynicism of the importance, or the artistic value, of comedy. Comedy is just farting about for money.
The place of the arts in the classroom is essential in encouraging invention, ambition, and an understanding of the importance and pleasures of living an examined life,
Two Arts degrees does not a life make.
A work of art has no importance whatever to society. It is only important to the individual.