Imagine a community where people are
fully expressed and their lives are enhanced through Art. Where children and young
adults are as free and encouraged to choose a career in art as they are in business.
What would be possible in this community?
Artists and their work would be highly prized
and art would be seen as a contribution to and an expression of the entire community.
Individual artists and art programs would be
well funded and encouraged by the community.
Each child who has interest and talent in the
arts would have the opportunity to apprentice with a professional artist.
Community members would be free to express
themselves artistically, whether as a hobby or a career.
In such a community, art would be seen and understood as an enriching and essential part
of life and as an attainable attribute and skill, not as a separate activity that only
professional artists should undertake.
Such a community does not exist yet, but you, the practicing artists of the
Indianapolis area, who live the commitment to artistic expression, can take a step now to
create such a community closer to existence by agreeing to mentor a young artist.