The Legislature finds and declares that the arts and entertainment industries constitute the third largest business sector in the state, and that it is within the interests of the people of the state to preserve the artistic and economic benefits which are derived from these major industries through the establishment of a multidisciplinary arts training program which will enable artistically gifted and talented students to receive intensive training in the arts. It is the intent of the Legislature that the California State Summer School for the Arts be established to provide a training ground for future artists who may wish to study and practice the arts, or to pursue careers in the major performing arts companies and the commercial and fine arts institutions in California.
(Amended by Stats. 1985, Ch. 1131, Sec. 1.)