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Recently, it was proposed (yet again) that the National Endowment for the Arts be eliminated, which has arts advocates (and anyone who can do math, frankly) in an uproar. Just before the budget proposal was unveiled, I submitted the following piece to Movers and Makers, Cincinnati’s monthly chronicle of local culture and philanthropy – you can read it below, or here. Though it isn’t about the NEA, my underlying point …

This post grew out of an issue where I live – Cincinnati, Ohio. If you live here too, I’m asking for your help. If you don’t, please read it anyway and see if there is something like this program where you live. If there is – please support it, vocally! If there isn’t, think about helping to start one! Two years ago, I was one of seven fortunate artists to receive …