We are in the midst of fundraising for our 2015 season, reaching out to returning supporters and talking to new patrons about why support for ATP, and the arts in general, is so important.
While it's a conversation we love having, the one unspoken question that continues to emerge in our conversations is this: "why should I support the arts over, say, a hospital, a food bank, or any of the countless other worthy causes in the area that help people?"
You shouldn't. You should support them all if you can.
But if you can't, here's something to consider:
These causes aren't mutually exclusive. Just watch the video below.
If dance can transform a man's ability to move, what else can art do to improve the lives of those in our communities?
Perhaps art is just science that's harder to explain.