Kerry Washington & Kevin Spacey sound off on the importance of the Arts

Kerry Washington, noted actress and this year’s co-chair of the National Arts Advocacy Day, sat down with Graham Dunstan of Americans for the Arts. With Dunstan, Washington discussed her experiences with the arts while growing up in New York City.  She also spoke of her approach to acting as a social scientist as well as cultural diplomacy and the importance of  public funding for the arts.

Joining Washington as a celebrity supporter of the arts was actor Kevin Spacey. Intending to spark conversation about public policy and social issues affecting the arts, Spacey delivered the 24th Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture.  Following the lecture, Spacey spoke with Ben Burdick of Americans for the Arts.  Briefly he spoke of an upcoming debut for a new project and touched on the most important reason to fund arts education.

About Arts Horizons

Arts Horizons is a premier not-for-profit arts-in-education organization that provides live professional performances and artist-in-residence programs to students and professional development for teachers throughout the entire tri-state region. Our commitment is to make music, art, dance, theatre, new media and creative writing an integral part not only of learning, but of life. Through the transformative impact of the arts, we reach young people through many dimensions, breaking down the barriers of language and culture, accelerating personal growth, and stimulating children’s full potential to prepare them for life in the twenty-first century.

Posted on May 3, 2011, in Arts Advocacy and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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