Art cannot flourish without infrastructure and a place to cling to. Art needs what society has and society needs it. So I am curious what happens when you bring the business of art to the art of business. Or you merge the skills and the people so they benefit from one another. This is the ultimate new integrated thought process – that our society is not a mechanism but rather an integrated and organic whole. A web of threads that connect. And on that thread an array of jewels can land.
With this in mind, I offer thinking that considers two fundamental questions:
- What does the abundance of arts and culture in a community enable?
- What in a community enables abundant arts and culture?
If positive effects to any community harnessing its creative capital and resources are to emerge, it takes a new dawn for those pearls of dew to reveal the presence and power of the underlying web.