Went to the Sheldon last night to hear the results of the Artist's Count survey. It was a little too crowded for me at the reception at the end. However, I am glad I went because the results were pretty amazing. It seems they are responding with things that make sense like artist funding with a shorter turn around time than say a traditional grant. I was impressed to find how much we were listened to, respected, valued, etc. With schools cutting the arts due to a lack of funding all over America, nonprofits and galleries closing their doors for similar reasons, it can feel like maybe art doesn't matter anymore. I am glad to know there are so many places in St Louis where it still does!
Please go to artists count.com to learn more.
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"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing."
- George Bernard Shaw
"An idea that is not dangerous is unworthy of being called an idea at all."
- Oscar Wilde
"...There had to be laughter, for laughter is the most beautiful form of boundary transgression."
- Anna Tilroe on Leigh Bowery