What part does an artist play in society?

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First we have an obligation simply to be the citizens we want everyone to be ā€“ informed, engaged, reasonable, and compassionate. Then as artists we are called historically to a double mission, to instruct and delight, to tell the truth but also to find in it a basis for affirmation.

via LITTLE BROWN MUSHROOM BLOG.

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  1. How refreshing to read something about raising the bar (or holding it at a high level) as opposed to lowering it.

    If only everyone –and not just artists– would hold themselves to a similar set of standards… Imagine.