*The NY Times has a report on the N.E.A.’s study of working artists (including architects and designers) in the United States.
- “More Americans identify their primary occupation as artist than as lawyer, doctor, police officer or farm worker.”
- “More than one in four artists live in California and New York, where their sheer numbers are overwhelming compared to the artist colonies in other states.”
- “Overall, artists make more than the national median income.”
One of my favorite quotes of late is from Aubrey Spears: "Truth has bigger muscles in art." I've heard that gun control activists made very little difference in the legislation... until someone wrote a movie called Bambi. Then things shifted dramatically. Art opens up people's hearts, softens their core.
Want to change the world? Want to impact culture using your gifts? Come to New York.
*Via Tom & Alissa