Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Work to be done

"I know that one revived rural community would be more convincing and more encouraging than all the government and university programs of the last fifty years, and I think it would be the beginning of the renewal of our country, for the renewal of rural communities ultimately implies the renewal of urban ones."

— Wendell Berry, from The Work of Local Culture

Next time you see me, I’ll be uplifting. Yes, I will give you hope. I am learning as I go to shine on.
-- May Erlewine, from Shine On

Our winter support letter went out last week and you should receive it soon. If you just can't wait, you can read a digital version here. (.pdf) In it, we argue that artists have been instrumental in facing down hard times; May Erlewine helps make that case with lyrics from her song Shine On.

Have you heard the song? Do you agree? Did you know you can donate online too?

Work Being Done
We're proud to be working with the Alliance of Artists Communities on a new project to create more ecologically minded cultural institutions. Contact Brad if you'd like more information on how you can get involved!

Work Done in the Community
have you seen the links page on our website? We've got scores of links to arts organizations, community self-reliance sites, environmental and social justice organizations, natural design sites, favorite blogs, permaculture resources and local businesses. It's worth a look! Are we missing one? Maybe yours? Send us an email!

ISLAND's Event Partners

Black Cat Concerts

Jordan River Arts CouncilParkside Arts Council
Short's Brewing Company
Wagbo Peace Center

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