For the second of two Tuesday Talks this week, we hosted members and co-chairs of the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities, including visual artist Chuck Close, ballet dancer Damian Woetzel, and co-chairs Margo Lion and George Stevens, Jr., in celebration of National Arts and Humanities Month. We took your questions from WhiteHouse.gov and facebook, and covered a range of topics from the mission of the President's Committee on Arts and Humanities to the steps that can be taken on a local level for artists to get involved. You can check out the full video of the chat or use the links below to jump to the questions you're interested in.
Use the links below to jump directly to a question (questions are paraphrased).
- Can you give us a bit of background on the President’s Committee on Arts and Humanities and what this month celebrating Arts and Humanities is all about?
- For Damien and Chuck, what is your role as artists on the Committee?
- How can this committee help ensure that Arts education becomes a priority in public schools?
- How do you think that Committee members can best support arts education at a state and local level?
- What plans does the government and NEA have to help fund this generation’s emerging artists, who have been hit particularly hard by the recession?
- How does the Committee advocate for and encourage cities to build dynamic arts economies?
- How can America foster ‘STEAM’ (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) rather than just STEM?
- How can we help implement the strategies discussed knowing the differences between urban, suburban, and rural schools?
- How can artists get involved in the President’s Committee on Arts and Humanities?
- For Chuck, for years you have been a role model for artists with disabilities, who are your role models?
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