- culture, government, environmental, social service, artists
- United States of America
The existing resources, capabilities, and expertise of the arts and cultural sector should be recognized and developed as a prime resource for national recovery and regeneration. Maximizing this resource to rebuild and sustain our cities and advance our nation, with a policy aimed at integrating arts, culture and their professionals into a wide range of initiatives, should be the charge of a dedicated department within the newly established Office of Urban Policy.
Artistic creation is the primary activity of the $166 billion U.S. arts and culture sector, and we as a nation should support it with an integrated strategy. The federal government should establish a Secretary of Culture and a Cultural Policy Agency that can understand current research and trends and set strategies and guidelines for the optimal allocation of cultural development funds.
An effective arts policy must understand that the non-profit arts and culture sector is an integral component of the highly lucrative creative industries sector, and therefore eligible to participate in small business and economic development stimulus programs and strategies.
We ask President Obama to work to implement these ideas:
1. Create a dedicated culture unit within the Office of Urban Policy.
2. Establish A Department of Culture and appoint a Secretary of the Arts.
3. Allow the arts to participate in small business and economic development stimulus programs and strategies.
The Petition for a National U.S. Cultural Policy petition to culture, government, environmental, social service, artists was written by Paul and is in the category Culture at GoPetition.