Arts

We advocate a mutually supportive relationship between artists and society, one that recognizes and supports an expanded role for artists in society.

We recognize that free and diverse artistic expressions are vital for challenging people to rethink their assumptions and for educating people about past and present issues and future visions, and that these expressions should play a vital role in our movement.

We oppose censorship in the arts, and encourage individual and social responsibility by artists. We believe in extending access to a variety of arts experiences to every interested person. Creative, noncompetitive art education should be available at every level, from preschoolers to the elderly.

Further, we support the voices and visions of artists underrepresented in the institutionalized arts mainstream, including but not limited to women, people of color, people who are mentally or physically challenged, children, and people of alternative sexual orientation.

We advocate practices by artists that facilitate the social and political transformation of our society from its destructive practices to sustainable ones.