Save Public Funding for the Arts


Arts inspire. Information empowers.
August 7, 2008, 2:01 am
Filed under: Public arts funding

Thanks to everyone who has already cast a thoughtful vote for city arts funding. If you want to lend your support, scroll down to the “VOTE HERE” post and add your vote.

For those that want more information on how the current city funding is used, the Arts Council of Indianapolis has posted a new page on its Web site.  At the bottom of the page are brochures and links to examples of how the City’s investment in the arts is used to create a vibrant community or see how it contributes to public safety.

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For Indianapolis to be taken seriously as a world class city, we must have an active, vibrant, and supported arts community.
We don’t even have a city ballet anymore!

Comment by janice johnson smith

Art brings out the beauty of the people and place – public funding of the arts is in the public interest to remind us of the beauty all around us. Please continue funding of the arts.
Janet

Comment by Janet Wakefield

The Arts bring funds into the city in a big way. At times the arts bring in more $$ than sports. We should budget more for the arts and enjoy the rewards both financialy and intrinsically that follow. As the late Robert Beckmann Jr. (Republican) said ” Arts are ESSENTIAL–not optional; CENTRAL–not peripheral”.
We as a city go head to head with Coulmbus, Kansas City, Louisville, Nashville, Chicago and others for jobs, new business, investments, new residents, visitors, bond ratings, etc. These are not friendly rivalries, but true life-and-death competitions for survival and success as communities. The cities that survive and thrive are those with neighborhoods that have a thriving sprit of creativity, of exploration, of celebration, of strong economic development. The arts are an important example of how our city has continued to grow and thrive. If we want to continue to grow, attract new things (superbowl) we MUST continue to fund the ARTS!!!!

Comment by Kent Hankins




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