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Kamarck, Edward (ed.) / Arts in society: the arts of activism

Warshaw, Laurence
Notes and discussion: intermedia workshop,   pp. 448-454 PDF (5.1 MB)

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that "this increase will come from an overall enlargement of corporate
giving rather
than by diversion from other needy causes."
Mr. Dillon cited the growth of corporate giving to education as an example
of what
business could do in support of the arts. "From a figure of only $24
million in
1947," he said, "corporate support for education in twenty years
shot up to $325
million. Ten percent of corporate philanthropy for the arts is only a modest
of this increase, but if it helps to assure a vital, flourishing artistic
the benefits to the quality of our lives will be no less important
than those that flow to us from the improvement and diffusion of education."
Mr. Dillon's proposal was made in the course of his report to the membership
on BCA's 1968 activities and its proposed program for 1969.
The University of Wisconsin Arts Council has compiled a bibliography titled
in the Inner City," which lists articles from popular journals, trade
and newspapers from January 1967 through December 1968. Copies of the bibliography
are available at $1.00 apiece from the University Arts Council, 1642 Van
Hise Hall,
Madison, Wisconsin 53706.
Affiliate Artists, Inc., is a national program with three primary objectives:
(1) To build regionally and nationally larger audiences for the performing
America is a nation of 200 million persons. Ninety-seven percent of them
do not attend one live performance during an entire year.
(2) To employ performing artists in a profession that combines the skills
of art and articulation. By demonstrating their art and describing its
meaning in relation to other vocations, disciplines, and the art of daily
they present to America a new profession -the articulate artist.
(3) To give colleges and other community organizations, as Presenting Institutions,
the advantage of established artists - dancers, singers, instrumentalists,
conductors - working as their cultural representatives and spokesmen for
the arts in their communities and regions.
The Affiliate Artist
An "artist-not-in-residence," the Affiliate Artist visits the Presenting
Institution four
to six times yearly for one-to-two-week periods, for a total of approximately
fifty-six days
During his stays, he performs, confers informally with students and others,
and gives
lecture-demonstrations ("show-and-tells") to a wide variety of
audiences. Unlike
the artist-in-residence, the Affiliate Artist lives where he has maximal
opportunities; free of teaching responsibilities and provided with basic
from a regular salary, he can devote most of his time to the pursuit of his
In all his public appearances throughout the year, the Affiliate Artist is
identified with his Sponsor and his Presenting Institution.
An Affiliate Artist appointment is for three years. The contract,
however, is renewable annually.

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