In the Loop will be a weekly blog post sharing information important to artists and arts lovers. Funding for the Arts is an issue that the North Central Louisiana Arts Council faces daily. I recently came across an article, by Douglas McLennan, about funding for the arts that was published on www.salon.com. While I found it a thought provoking read, a particular quote has stuck with me for days.
"I think as long as it's about money, the arts lose. As long as the conversation starts with funding, the arts lose."
What do you think? How do you begin a dialogue about the importance of the arts? Why do you think the arts are important in our community? What value does the arts have here in North Louisiana?
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