Saturday, May 07, 2005

Grass-roots Advocacy

After the last article, I googled the National Coalition Against Censorship (and came up with probably enough material for several months of posting).

Here's what they would like the general public to do:

1. Keep us informed of controversies over artistic expression in your community.
2. Participate in the public dialogue when the work of another artist or the choices of an arts organization are debated. Talk to representatives of the media, speak on panels and write to the press.
3. Help us form local networks of support by your participation and advocacy of free creative expression.
4. Give us your ideas.

There are a great many organizations out there that advocate for the arts in one way or another-and we could go broke joining them all. I'm advocating a grass-roots approach and the NCAC pretty much says it all.

1 comment:

  1. I think this is an important issue. Not art related, but theatre, there was a case in Sydney, Australia where cops pulled a performance because it showed too much nudity. For the sake of artistic expression, art and theatre should be treated differently as they do not serve to offend people.