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Again the National Endowment of the Arts began during the 30's to help artists engage in their profession. Can a society be judged by how it treats those whose power is greatly limited by a society? Those limited have more potential power then the privileged few who try to control the power. Will not that society be judged as weak?

It is time to move on: To play princess is one thing, but to be one is not such a happy thing. The flower too has a crown. Take yourself to a place beyond being the soothsayer for a dying generation and beyond those who are not listening. Let this be your home and see who flies with ravens, at first with the words of your stories and later by their dreams. Laugh when you tell the one you love you have forgotten the name you were given because it is not your name. Tell him you want to hear your new name again and again. "Ever Changing Original Story"
FDR funding of the arts
Federal cultural programs of the '30s were based labor: professional artists and others engaged in cultural work. The concern for professional artists' employment dovetailed with the federal programs of the 1930s. Chronic unemployment was the central and most persistent feature of the Depression: by 1932, estimates of the total number unemployed ranged from 8 to 17 million workers -- this, at a time when the total U.S. population was just 125 million. A variety of federal efforts was taken to address unemployment in cultural fields.*

Today: Many Americans, which would include a sizable number of visual artists, live at or below the poverty level. It is important to remember the original role of government arts funding and provide an opportunity for these artists and other artists who live at a low income to work at their craft.

* New Deal Cultural Programs: Experiments in Cultural Democracy by Don Adams and Arlene Goldbard

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Also, if you like the idea of progressive visual art let the people funding the arts know.

One's word can be one's prayer. Prayers are like a ring to a loved one, and an extra blanket off your bed loaned to a guest. Like rings, admire these prayers and the blessings from your prayers. Like blankets, they are to be returned or given to those who need them. These can be the song to another's heart. Even now, the home in your hearts still has one closed door. Let that door be opened."
Just then, Coyote fell through the door behind Wolf. The ring tumbled out from Coyote's toe and fell to the floor. White Wolf continued. "Look at your rings and blankets. Coyote has taken and replaced your blanket and ring with another's. Look beyond her and see what I said is true. To keep but one of your prayers and gifts for yourself is to be like Coyote. Some good may be lost otherwise, and part of the vision will be lost. Then someone, perhaps a child, for lack of vision, will cry in pain, as does Sacred Mountain. Open the blanket of your heart. Let the blanket hold your gifts."
White Wolf pushed the ring toward these of Watcher of the Dogs' children with her paw. She continued. Let the ring come through an opened door rather then take even one ring away as Coyote wished to do. Wolf howled. Her voice echoed from mountain to river and back again many times.
Bone House

Who's art & vision is beening lost?

from “The Ever Changing Original Story”
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