Peter Kirn is shaking it up and inspiring me to think about what actions I need to take in response to the diminishing importance of the arts in our culture.
My question is fundamental: why can’t the arts and “entertainment” be considered part of the economy? And what do we have to do, exactly, to convince people that there are real jobs that don’t involve building roads?
Link: Democrats, Republicans Join to Ban Arts Stimulus, Declare Arts Worker Jobs Not “Real”
UPDATE: Great news. Congress Restores Arts Funding, Drops Arts Stimulus Ban, After Public Outcry