The public dialogue on the arts and our national economic and cultural recovery is one in whichÂ all of usÂ should and can have a voice.Â Some of our most thoughtful cultural leaders have been bringing this public dialogue directly to the White House.Â The exchanges there and elsewhere have fermentedÂ the drafting of new frameworks document for the arts in the context of what is being called “The Public Purpose”.Â Â The document is authored first to last by a brave contingent of artists and cultural leaders committed to the arts and the potency of their survival their value to all of us in a democracy.
Chief among these arts voices is Arlene Goldbard, author of The New Creative Community, and whose own blog site is richly steeped in this public dialogue.Â For my money, she is one of our mostÂ gifted and incisive voices for the arts, creativity and community to be found anywhere.Â I am, therefore, handing over the remainder of this blog entry to Arlene’s own eloquence.
The three links will set the stage for your own exploration of these issues: (a) a perspective on cultural recovery Cultural Recovery, (b) a report on the White House Briefing, White House Briefing on Art, Community, Social Justice, National Recovery and (c) the New Framework document itself , Art & The Public Purpose: A New Framework.
Do consider adding your name to those endorsing the New Framework and, by all means, forward it through your personal networks to get the word out.Â Â Working together, we can make a difference!
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