A life without the arts would be a poor one
In tough economic times – like we are told constantly we are in now – one of the things that tends to get marginalized is the arts.
Our attention was drawn to the subject by the lack of government grant funding for our very own Cowichan Music Festival, which annually celebrates and encourages music, theatre, and dance in our community and beyond.
It seems like the arts make an easy target for hack and slash austerity folks who love to proclaim with great vigour that all that artsy fartsy crap is taking money away from areas they feel are far more vital to our society, such as tax cuts and policing.
Why spend money on probablynever-to-become-famous dancers (boo), violin players (eek) and painters (yikes)?
The Citizen, March 14, 2012