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Who holds the purse strings?

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Michelle H. Harrell (mmhar)
Sun, 21 Mar 1999 10:16:56 PST

Hello fellow artsednetters!

I am looking for information on commisioning artworks throughout
history. I haven't been successful in my searches and would love some

One of the language arts teacher at my school is interested in doing a
literacy and arts magazine for our sixth grade. Her students would
write short stories and my students would illustrate them. She is even
teaching them the 4 steps of art criticism so that they can write the
student artist about the artwork. I would like to teach my students
about the power of the purse strings throughout history on the kind of
art that is done. Though I remember sniplets of the church supporting
the arts through the Renaissance and later the wealthy merchants.. I
don't recall enough to teach it. I'd also like to tie this to today and
how the government (sometimes indirectly) still funds the arts through
grants from the NEA.

Throw me any ideas!
Michelle H. Harrell
North Garner Middle School
Garner, North Carolina
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