I got this emailed me today, and I think it’s a great idea. As a musician I have seen the power that art has in transforming peoples lives. I firmly believe that as we move forward as a country, we must let art be part of that journey. I also believe that by encouraging creation we make room for the Holy Spirit, and we know we could all use a little more Holy Spirit in these trying times.
Quincy Jones has started a petition to ask President-Elect Obama to appoint a Secretary of the Arts. While many other countries have had Ministers of Art or Culture for centuries, The United States has never created such a position. We in the arts need this and the country needs the arts–now more than ever. Please take a moment to sign this important petition and then pass it on to your friends and colleagues.