Did you hear about the artist that got rich from a government grant? Neither did I.
As long as I can remember, there’s been a segment of the ruling class that wants to obliterate arts funding, despite the obvious and numerous benefits to society.
I’d speculate that a government’s outlay for the arts is about the same percentage of a family’s budget for salt on the dining table.
Let’s hope that clear-eyed governments keep the shakers filled so that when life presents us with blandness we can reach for some artistic seasoning.
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