The Arts: The Importance Of The Arts

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Maria Shriver once stated that “Art is fundamental, unique to each of us…Even in difficult economic times – especially in difficult economic times – the arts are essential.” Nonetheless, there is still a lack of interest and advocacy for the arts. This is a problem that has arisen over the last thirty or so years, and occurs everywhere, however it is more of a prominent problem in some places than it is in others. Norman, Oklahoma, for instance, is a place that is lacking when it comes to the support for the arts. Even though it may not seem evident on a daily basis, people are greatly affected by the lack of advocacy; we, as a nation, will suffer tremendously by becoming a less cultured people, lacking in knowledge and humanity, without the presence of …show more content…
The reason for this is perhaps advocates are aiming toward the wrong audience or going about fixing the problem in the wrong way. High school and college students are the future and have the ability to change the way things currently are and pave ways for new ideas. If high school to college aged students are made more aware of the arts and the importance of the arts, it would lead to a significant change and an increase of advocacy. The fact that technology has boomed over the last decade also must be acknowledged, and therefore efforts should take a more digital approach. While there are websites and several social media sites dedicated to arts advocacy, they are simply not doing the job; an increase in advocacy due to these current digital sites remain to be seen. I believe that there needs to be an easily accessible website, with social media sites connected to the website, that is devoted to young adults of Norman, Oklahoma. I am proposing a new website and social media accounts that will contain a number of specific criteria that will ultimately make it successful source of information. The criteria are as

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