We identified some questions to address the question of how can we agree on and run and public awareness campaign on the value of the arts.
(1) Questions relating to “How can we agree on...” Who speaks, who are we speaking to what do we say? We explored the possibility of the citizens democracy platform online which would allow people to communicate and connect easily around particular interest groups, which would allow leaders with skills in the area of leadership and communication etc to be accountable and informed while hopefully avoiding “celebrity spokespeople”. open invitation for anyone to join
(2) questions relating to “how do we run...” Timing of the campaign purpose of the campaign (1) get people to understand and value the role of arts and artists in our society (eg social and political commentators and change-makers, creating beauty, ideas, paradigm shifts, building community welbeing and health) and this will hopefully lead to artists getting a livable wage, better arts education, more opportunities, $$$ etc (2) encourage people to advocate for the arts. turning people from consumers into advocates for the arts. Medium term objectives, long term objects - demonstrating the power of acting collaboratively Ideas for this campaign include the ATYP video, the cast of Hamilton calling out Pence, other artistic interventions. An idea proposed was an advertisement depicting daily life without art, eg everything is ugly and badly designed, ugly clothes and buildings cos they havent been designed, no music, people are miserable and bored