There’s an interesting article in The Phoenix exploring why artists leave Boston for other cities.
While I wish it created a fuller picture of local funding opportunities and explored more of the innovative artist-driven efforts to advance local arts, the article grapples with a crucial issue. And it is certainly worth asking what more a city, or a region, can do to make its environment more hospitable and inspiring to artists.
Have you ever left a city to move to a better arts environment? When you’ve traded in one city for another, what were the factors in your move?
Further reading: ArtSake’s discussion about what makes an arts community thrive.
Image: Caleb Neelon (Sculpture/Installation Fellow ’07), THE AMIHOTORNAUT (2004), Mixed media, 8x8x20 ft. Caleb is quoted in the above-mentioned article.
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