|Photos ©2014-2015, Eva Yaa Asantewaa|
Above: Dancing Through the Bronx,
a project of Dancing in the Streets, 2015
Below: Dance artist Nia Love working with students in
the New Directions Choreographic Lab of the
Ailey/Fordham BFA program, 2014
We're all getting multiple requests from groups doing good and necessary work in the world. I won't pile on more here.
But, as you sort through these many appeals, I do urge you to consider directing at least some of your support towards the arts. We know we can anticipate further decline in arts funding in the U.S. and the inevitable targeting of artists who challenge complacency and speak truth to power. We need to nurture and back up artists on the front lines.
The arts can play a strong, visionary role in the struggle for equity, human rights, justice and care for our endangered environment. Please give to the arts with all of your own imagination and vision for our shared future.
Eva Yaa Asantewaa