Thursday, March 15, 2012

Become a Patron of Catholic Art

Dorian Speed over at is looking to help patronize Catholic artists. She writes:

I’d like to explore how we can bring about a revival of the arts by coming to understand our own role as patrons – the value of supporting artists, the tradition that our Catholic artists can both maintain and add to, and how to tell a cornball from a Work for the Ages. It underscores the value of a liberal arts education even for those who enter other professions – the responsibility remains to invest some of our wealth in the renewal of the culture.

I’m going to be featuring interviews with various Catholic artists over the next several weeks, focusing on getting the word out about whatever their current works include and trying to learn how the Internet has helped them to connect with patrons. I know all this talk of patrons sounds like I mean Decorating Daddy Warbucks’ Home with Catholic Fountains (doesn’t it?). But really, $20 can cover a donation to an independent film, a graphic novel, a St. Patrick print (perfect for his upcoming feast day!), or…salad, pasta, and a drink at one of America’s many fine interchangeable restaurants. It doesn’t have to take One Special Patron for an artist to succeed, and I want to encourage us all to reclaim that responsibility.

To that end, she is looking to interview Catholic artists. If you are one, please fill out her info form at Art for the Sake of Grace. If you know one, please direct them to her site. And if you blog or on a social network, please share this information!

Thank you!


Dorian Speed said...

Thank you so much for helping spread the word! I'm glad to have discovered your blog now as a result.

Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur said...

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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