Friday, March 12, 2010
Where will all the young artists go???
There is now some funding now for arts programs that employ or are geared towards youth, but, I beg the question: if arts funding for adults is slashed, what are these kids training for? Once they turn 19, are they screwed? Sure, the numbers in the budget might change, especially if BC residents give their heads a shake and elect a decent government that honestly (there's a word you don't see in the same sentence as government very often) cares about the arts and all of the benefits that strong arts programs provide the general population. It seems very hypocritical for the Liberal government to support and tout the Cultural Olympiad and then turn around and screw-over those very same performers by yanking their funding to do more of what they love. Pretty twisted if you ask me.