Thursday, January 12, 2012

Does the Atlanta arts community need to act more like right-wing Republicans?

Posted By on Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Over on Culture Surfing, arts editor Debbie Michaud asks this question (sort of; she puts it in a more thoughtful, elegant way, as she is wont to do). She basically asks if arts supporters need to rethink how they make the case that arts are a crucial part of a community. It's a good question: as is my understanding, arts funding has been cut in Atlanta recently, and there's not a lot of it in Gov. Deal's proposals. She takes as her jumping off point a recent Salon article that chides arts supporters for how they've been framing this debate. Go there, read it, and let us know what you think. Or, if you're happy sitting on your lazy, uncultured ass watching reruns of Work It and calling that art ...

No? Good. Click here and read, then.

UPDATE: Okay, you probably also just need to peruse Culture Surfing today and yesterday, anyway. Not that you always don't, but there's a particularly large amount of great news on the site right now: media stuff, interviews with former Blair Witch girls who've been prescribed marijuana because of PMS (not a joke), lots and lots of good readin'.

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