Our years of neglect of the ongoing structural problems in our budget has left Michigan in a position where we’re cutting all kinds of services drastically. When you’re taking millions from classrooms, public safety and basic human services for our most needy, it’s hard to advocate against cuts for the arts.
However, after watching this video from ArtServe Michigan, that looks at the jobs & economic impact of the arts and the bigger picture of how art & civilization work together, I have to say that Michigan needs to think long and hard about how we will foster art & culture in these challenging times.
What do you think? Watch the video and comment below or over on the ArtServe blog.
Also check out the 4400 plus “art” slideshow in the Absolute Michigan pool.