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Re: NPR/PBS Petition

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Roseau (mikelr)
Fri, 23 Oct 1998 09:29:53 -0500

>Hi Mike,
> Thanks for sharing your opinion. I looked at your web page and saw some
>pretty cool stuff you are working on.
> I have a question. Would you please come visit my school and be an
>artist in
>residence for a week?
> I have recieved funds from the National Endowment for the Arts
>Grants in the
>past to bring people in. We have had an amazing assortment of artists who have
>shared their ideas and skills with the students and even left artworks that
>now hang in our school. This year I did not write a grant proposal... it is a
>LOT of work to just get a little money.... major hassles to make all the
>arrangements for the artists, etc. But, I get the impression you do not think
>this kind of endeavor needs funding.
> Please let me know when you will be here! We are in the middle of
>the Navajo Reservation.

I'll be on my way, tout de suite!

Actually, as I said earlier, I would we willing to vote for some public
funding for arts education - but not as support for arts groups or
individual artists. Artists NEED the discipline of the market - either to
react against or adapt to.