Having access to arts and culture may also influence children and young adults to pay attention to these parts of life. I've only veeeery rarely been at an arts exhibition in my younger years. That's because my parents never went there. Being an artist never seemed like an option actual people had, just people very far removed of me, my family, my life.
And yes, getting a job that pays the bills obviously was a factor, too. #art #classism #poverty
The thing is that many scholarships and supports and even contests for "young artists" have an age limit instead of having different kinds of limitation. Most are limited to 40, some even to 35 years. Yeah, thanks, I am 40, and I am still just starting out.
This view reflects elitist and classist presumptions and directly obstruct lower-class artists. #classism #poverty #art #arts
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