In Chicago, Yo-Yo Ma's initiative to rename and rework the "STEM" initiative in the schools to instead be "STEAM", with "A" for art-- has taken hold. The idea is that adding arts to education gives students motivation to excel that they might not otherwise find in the curricululm.
So it goes beyond the schools as well. The arts give us a dimension in our life that can't be valued-- but arts organizations have to find funds from those who do find value.
That's the raw material that "Our Cultural Center" works with-- the dilemma of arts organizations' dry funding, especially today.
Here is Episode 6--
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