Monday, September 29, 2008
one more link for you
This one is more relevant to Canadian readers, but if you're the least bit interested in our politics (we're several weeks into a federal election campaign right now, with voting on October 14th) OR if you are interested, generally, in the relationship between The Arts and Funding, the Politics Of, do check out today's post by The Yarn Harlot. It's a beautifully reasoned, witty, passionate letter to our Prime Minister, wondering why, moving towards an election, he would choose to cut Arts funding, unless he's counting on the general population being hostile to "The Arts." If the latter is the case, she argues, he's deliberately ignoring what we all owe to artists (used broadly to refer to writers, musicians, actors, etc.) and she outlines that debt rather convincingly. Hear, hear! I say. Or rather Read, Read! -- head over there and check the letter out for yourselves.