>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.