Recently, I was interviewed by Sarah Clarke Stuart for Jack Magazine. The article was about why individuals should invest in the arts. Here is an excerpt:
"But why should we invest in the arts in the first place? According to Fisher, if we want to thrive, not only as a community but within the larger culture, history tells us that art is key. “If we think of any point in time in which society has had massive advancements, when you come down to it, the arts have always been at the forefront. What allowed the Renaissance to happen was a system of patrons and artists. Art was funded by the top echelon of society. They knew it would advance society at a whole. There is intrinsic value in investing in the arts that cannot be denied.” When you have a strong and vibrant arts scene, you have a strong city. “It’s not so much a charity as a way to move the city’s economy forward,” he says. But it goes beyond the benefits of the economy; it’s an investment in community building, education and inventive thinking."
The entire article can be read HERE.