Quincy Jones says he's going to ask Obama to create a Secretary of the Arts position!!!
With the arts having been cut back so much both in public schools and in public funding (and in the current economy, that's unlikely to change), bringing attention to the value of the arts is needed more than ever.
Why? Well, it seems to me that art is how we understand and express our humanity. If we ain't got that, why are we bothering to breathe?
You can help (if you think it's a good idea) by signing this petition:
http://www.petitiononline.com/mod_perl/ ... .cgi?esnyc
Thanks on behalf of musicians, dancers, painters, writers, actors, photographers, sculptors [etc.] everywhere...
Great idea, and my mom always told me, "It never hurts to ask. The worst somebody can say is no." In order to reach the link, however, try this configuration: http://www.petitiononline.com/esnyc/petition.html