I received this announcement from Moses Avalon’s newsletter and thought it was well worth sharing. If those who participate (creators and appreciators) in the Arts would sign this petition and share it with friends, could turn out well for all concerned!
Quincy Jones has started a petition to ask President Obama to appoint a Secretary of the Arts. While many other countries have had Ministers of Art or Culture for centuries, The United States has never created such a position. We in the arts need this and the country needs the arts–now more than ever. Please take a moment to sign this important petition and then pass it on to your friends and colleagues.
It’s not the job of the federal government to fund the arts. If you want to help, buy a kid a trombone.