Want people to appreciate the arts more in your community? It’s your responsibility.
Thanks to Kelly Borsheim for the heads up on this article by Sylvia White. It’s spot on!
ArtBizCoach.com is all about encouraging artists to take charge of their careers. As part of that, the onus is also on you to support and build up the arts in your community. It’s also, as Ms. White’s article says, your responsibility to come up with the language to:
- Articulate your own work. Artists are improving their approaches right now as part of the artist statement class.
- Articulate your place in the greater artworld.
- Articulate the need for arts education and funding. Some of the best language I’ve found on this subject came from Dana Gioia, who is the head of the National Endowment for the Arts. He’s quite a Renaissance man and I find his argument for arts funding to be powerful fodder that will serve us all well. Read "Why Art Matters," an article I wrote for Sculptural Pursuit magazine.