Monday, March 30, 2009

Le plus ca change...

A still-relevant snippet from the 1970s:

“The culture of this country is a fragile thing, worth far more than the few dollars saved by the removal of the meager support funding that keeps it alive."

Sound cogent to today's circumstances? It was written by CARFAC representative Dale Amundson in a letter to the federal government in the late 70s. The cause: federal cuts to the Art Bank program and department of public works art program. The letter is part of the current Governor General's Award exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada, honouring, among others, Tony Urquhart and Kim Ondaatje, two co-founders of CARFAC.

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