Saturday, January 17, 2009

Newsweek Article re New Administration & the Arts

This week's edition of Newsweek Magazine has a four-page in-depth article focused on the Obama administration and how the arts might fair in this new administration:

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Petition to Obama for a Secretary of the Arts

Noting that most industrialized nations have a ministry of culture or of the arts, an online petition has been started to request President-Elect Barack Obama to create a similar cabinet level position. The idea was sparked by Quincy Jones in a December 2008 interview during which he discussed his efforts to get the President-Elect to appoint a Secretary of the Arts.

To date, over 42,000 signatures have been gathered.

To sign the petition: