Friday, February 27, 2009
Eat it and don't weep.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
As Morgan says so uber-articulately: "I worry, that [these} artists, who make New York City a flourishing bastion of cultural progression and economic innovation, may disappear not because their art is worthless, but because they can’t hire people with MBAs and marketing degrees to sell their art for them."
The Honorable Senator Charles Schumer voted FOR Senator Tom Coburn's (R-OK) amendment excluding the arts from the Economic Stimulus Bill. Did you hear me? Schumer voted that the arts should not get any $$$$ in the Bill.
This is outrageous. We need to tell him that is outrageous.
Tell the Senate that you support the arts in the ESBill. Do it now! Time is a-wasting!
Tuesday 2/17 at 6:30pm: come say it out loud and listen to our local politicians talk about $$ and the arts. Thanks to ART/NY for always pushing the advocacy envelope.
I'll be there...
Monday, February 9, 2009
It just so happens that one of The Field's Members, Propel-Her dance collective, is one of Trust Art's inaugural recipients. (FYI: We had ZERO to do with Propel-Her's selection for Trust Art! The Field doesn't curate and we don't play favorites! )
And from the same folks at Trust Art:
Making artistic innovators famous? It seems a wee odd to me that the folks ranked as having "artistic capital" also have "society/philanthropic capital" but then in certain circles I suppose art = wealth = society (not in our circles but ok!)
Friday, February 6, 2009
TAKE ACTION NOW!!!
E-mail your Senator this morning
Posted on Stage-directions.com, 2/5/09
Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) has introduced an amendment to the $800+ billion stimulus package before Congress that would deny any "community park, museum, theater," or "arts center" from receiving any money to use for "renovation, remodeling, construction, salaries, furniture" or "rotating pastel lights" among other items. If this amendment passed, theaters and arts organizations could expect to receive no money from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Bill of 2009. The amendment was introduced before Congress Feb. 3 and is still being considered. An aide at Senator Coburn's office in Washington D.C. did not know the status of the amendment when reached for comment shortly after Noon (PST) on Thursday, Feb. 5, so it has not passed as of then. In order to defend art's place in our nation's policy and defeat the amendment, the American Arts Alliance has set up an action page with a sample letter voters can use to write their Senators and voice their disapproval.