Officials in the Federal Government has called for the elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts and The National Endowment for the Humanities. It has called for slashing the NEA’s budget from $150 million in 2017 to $29 million in 2019. The NEH would similarly be cut down from $150 million in 2017 to $42 million in 2019.
In the course of The Art Of Monteque Organization work, we have often heard people say that, due to the economic times, it’s become hard for artists to make a living or to find funding, because the money needed has been limited to other areas and artistic support has been cut drastically. This is hard to hear, knowing how important the arts are to the community, for the arts have the power to create a sustainable, local economy which can create jobs and improve the quality of community life. We as a society are at a critical juncture; as more and more artistic funding becomes unavailable, causing increasing pressure on artists, we feel this issue can no longer be ignored.
M. Elizabeth Pope, who was an artists and the inspiration for The Art Of Monteque Organization, believed in the power of the arts. She strongly believed that, “When artists come together as a collective, anything is possible! The arts have the power to change lives, change communities, change societies and build a brighter future for the next generation.”
The Art Of Monteque Organization believes helping artists should be an important priority to the health of any community and the education of our children. In some cases, it is the arts alone that have turned around the economic health of a community. The Art Of Monteque Organization was created, so artists can secure support for their work and give them a place to belong while addressing their most urgent needs. The Art Of Monteque Organization is part of the movement to encourage a social chemistry community that is sustainable and devoted to the arts while at the same time preserving and promoting the arts by making resources readily available at the grassroots level The Art Of Monteque Organization is an independent cultural arts organization which is not interested in creating profits, but in becoming a benefit to the community while making the arts more accessible to individuals.
The Art Of Monteque Organization is a place where all people of the arts can come together as a collective. It’s an organization willing to support artists to do what they do best: create great works of art. The Art Of Monteque Organization is an independent cultural arts organization which believes there is more power in numbers than in one person standing alone.
To do this we are:
- Creating programs for at risk, underprivileged, and LGBTQ youth along with experienced citizens.
- Developing and creating The Dreamweaver Artist Ranch.
- Creating community events, performances, workshops, lectures, and festivals.
- Supporting artists from around the world and there work.
- Supporting and showcasing the arts in all its forms.
- Supporting and nurturing journalism among the youth.
Art is a nation’s most precious heritage. For it is in our works of art that we reveal to ourselves and to others the inner vision which guides us as a nation. And where there is no vision, the people perish.
Lyndon Johnson, on signing into existence the National Endowment on the Arts
With The Art Of Monteque Organization, one does not have to stand alone!
Please join The Art Of Monteque in supporting great artists and the arts by donating.
It should be noted that The Art Of Monteque Organization is a non profit organization, which is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of The Art Of Monteque Organization must be made payable to Fractured Atlas only and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
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We thank you for your support in our vision of helping artists and their communities.
Thank You from The Art Of Monteque Team