The following very eloquent statement from Richard Kamins caught my attention. I don’t have much to add, it was just so well said, that I wanted to do my share to see that it is read by as many people as possible.
“One thing to keep in mind as the New Year arrives, the creative arts have a tough time surviving without support. That does not mean one has to buy every CD or DVD or book that’s released but really the creative arts needs an audience. … Musicians, poets, performers, as well as directors, authors and set designers need feedback (and not just good or bad reviews in the papers or on blogs.) Applause is important, box office earnings help a lot, yet there’s nothing like stepping out on stage and seeing people in the seats.”