Want More Arts Funding? Vote.

October 13, 2008 § 1 Comment

Why aren’t the arts an issue in most elections?  Because supporting the arts does not guarantee votes says playwright Dan Hunter.  Chamber Music America recently published an article by Hunter urging arts supporters to push the arts as a key issue in local and state elections.  Hunter cites the 2007 Philadelphia Mayoral race – arts supporters successfully organized and made the arts an important issue in the race, with each of the five candidates developing arts policy positions.

The lesson, pay attention to upcoming elections, especially local ones, and push the arts as an issue that will carry votes.

http://www.chamber-music.org/pdf/magazine/2008/Sept2008MakingYourVoteCount.pdf

–Evan

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