DAMN RIGHTS IT MATTERS! IF YOU ARE AN ARTIST OR ATTEND ANY SORT OF THEATRE, MOVIE, PLAY, BAND, PERFORMANCE OR EVEN SO MUCH AS LOOK AT A PIECE OF DESIGN OR COLOUR, YOU BEST PAY ATTENTION!
Everyone reads, books written by writers…creative writers. People buy clothing with patterns and designs, all made by artists. Old men widdle sticks and old ladies knit tea cozzies….they are artists. It helps calm life and keep sanity close. Many people are artists and for some twisted reason others refuse to accept this because of their precluded stigma about who or what an artist is. Everyone goes to plays, theatre, a movie, a festival or something similar throughout the year. These are all artists. Some people such as myself participate in many of these from both the audience and participant side with little or no funding at all. It’s hard enough, but art is what we do, so we do it! If you are an audience member at any point…you are an integral part of the arts and must support what you are buying or watching. That band on stage while you drink your martini?.....that's ART! Some people such as myself feel worth being alive on this planet, partly because of the ability and support we receive through the “arts”. Some of us become ill, suffer depression, mental illness, loneliness and so on if we are not able to function effectively through the arts. For everyone like me who has some issues and finds the balance in life through the arts, there are many who can not or will not be brave enough to stand up and tell it this way. Removing funding from the arts is worse than or at least equivalent to cuts to education and health care as ultimately, they are tied as one. Cutting arts funding is refusing to acknowledge our future and our children’s future and well-being.
RESTORE ARTS FUNDING NOW!
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