democratization of the arts

democratization of the arts (d·mkˈ·r·t·zāˑ·shn v th ärtsˑ),

n concept which states that every individual can engage in arts and that all are free to express the creativity within them, not simply those who are trained or otherwise skilled.
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With the new dispensation followed a liberalization of attitudes, newfound freedom of expression, the democratization of the arts, and a check on art patronage, as practiced by the previous administration.
With the democratization of the arts, the line between pop art, folk art and fine art was blurred, the distinction between high culture and mass culture derided.
The 1939-40 World's Fair in New York crystallized the efforts--and portended the failures--of democratization of the arts during this era.