I'd like to see patronage of arts to be normalized as an ethical standard of civilized life. Like it's completely normal to stop on a red light - it's not because you feel sorry for those who are waiting to cross the street, but because it's normal, an agreed practice, a rule.
Every time I see an artist posting their patreon page asking for support because they can't make ends meet I feel sick because that person has to beg in this way. Then motivation for patronage has a color of pityness.
yess! Why limit subsidizing to artists though?
Freeing anybody from the need to care for their survival would enable them to live in a more creative mindset.
And normalized creativity is a multiplicator for many things things our society needs (participation, openness,...)
This makes the term 'artist' in its current form ('person trying to capitalize aesthetics for survival, possibly out of passion') kinda meaningless, as creating is then about passion, not need.
Maybe: creating is about passion, and art is ultimately about resistance.
Otherwise I agree with the idea that creativity is everything and everywhere and currently still very undervalued.
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