events & notices updated 01/2009

USA Secretary of the Arts!

Quincy Jones has started a petition to ask President Obama to appoint a Secretary of the Arts. While many other countries have had Ministers of Art or Culture for centuries, The United States has never created such a position. We in the arts need this and the country needs the arts -- now more than ever. Please take a moment to sign this important petition and then pass it on to your friends and colleagues.

http://www.petitiononline.com/esnyc/petition.html

 

 

      

ALERT from Great Britain!

Thursday, 22 January 2009
Intercom Trust Charities Commission Complaint!

An Exeter University Member has made an official complaint AGAINST the Intercom Trust ...and not before time.

This is not the first complaint made against the vile & loathsome “Intercom Trust”, based in Devon for their homophobic prejudice towards gay people. Gay people in the Southwest need to be more aware of abuses carried out against lgbt people from within the Intercom Trust!

In a nutshell, the “Intercom Trust” have basically condemned one of Cornwall’s most famous artists, Henry Scott Tuke, as being a paedophile…and in the process by proxy, effectively condemned Sir Elton John, (one of the biggest Art collectors of Henry Scott Tuke’s works) as having an interest in paedophilia???

This abuse by Intercom Trust is seen by some Cornish & some informed gay people as an attack upon their history & cultural Art history as well as an attack upon gay history in the southwest.

This is serious! Your help is needed. For more, go to Pink Pasty:
http://pinkpasty.blogspot.com/2009/01/intercom-trust-charities-commission.html

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