Innovating Through Artistry

Create a PSA for Art

In The Idea, WEBSITES & BLOGS on July 15, 2008 at 8:55 pm

Andrew Taylor, from the Artful Manager, recently blogged about the content of PSA’s for the Arts. “PSA’s either err on the side of utility (the arts improve test scores) or the side of entitlement (support the arts because you should).” As a result, Andrew created a rough story board draft of a PSA and would like others to expand on it.

“The idea is this PSA: art in communities does, indeed, have functional value — it refocuses economic activity, engages students more deeply in school, builds and sustains social groups. But this functional value is the byproduct not the driver of cultural activity.” This PSA seeks to balance those two messages.

Andrew went on to say, “Since I don’t have a production capacity beyond this, I figured I would set the idea free to see if anyone’s interested. The video is published under a Creative Commons license (an Attribution-Noncommercial License, to be specific). So, anyone can feel free to rethink, rewrite, reframe, or even professionally produce a video based on this idea. I give you permission in advance (although restrict that permission to noncommercial use).”

Andrew has offered to I’ll post any produced videos on his weblog (they’ll need to be in an on-line video format like YouTube or Blip.TV or the like), as well as offered ArtsJournal editor Doug McLennan, besides himself, as a judge. The winner will be a featured video on the ArtsJournal home page.

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