“The arts are not just a nice thing to have or to do if there is free time or if one can afford it. Rather, paintings and poetry, music and fashion, design and dialogue, they all define who we are as a people and provide an account of our history for the next generation.”
― Michelle Obama
What will the next generation say about the non profits who approach artists of all types, and with a tug on the heart strings, request artists to donate their art for their cause, without recompense? What will the next generation say about the artists who give in for the illusion of “helping”, or “exposure” and the dream of “promotion”?
I would like to see a statement by those people who support the non profits, and who also support the Arts, whether it is music, art or drama, by standing up and saying to these non profits “you will see no more of my funds until you pay the artists and give them the respect they deserve”….
Is that a dream? Maybe. But I am a dreamer, and I believe it can be so.
Who would you like to see?