Mummy, where does art come from?

Don’t let your children (if you have children), or your children’s children (if you already have children who are having children that is), or your imaginary children (if you don’t have children) ask you such questions in some dark, forward-projected world where there is no art, only overpaid television celebrities and drug-taking sports people.

Let them know that you were a part of the solution. Because you realised at some point that life was finite and some things were worth investing in, so you stopped worrying about how much things cost* and started instead to think about putting your money where you felt it might matter.

Like into art.

Now, there are a great number of competing priorities in this world so this doesn’t have to be your number one, but – and this is a “but” fair and square – if you can contribute $5, $10, 0r even something pretty more like, then the Brisbane Emerging Arts Festival would like to ask humbly for your pozible pledge.

Ten something days out to the festival, and we’re looking for your support, small or large to ensure that the day is a success. For those who love poetry, an amazing suite of Brisbane’s spoken word sweethearts will be performing, and joined by artists, performers, musicians, filmmakers and those that make it happen.

$1200 is not a dastardly amount, give us a leg up eh?

*which usually leads to your race to the bottom

By Eleanor Jackson

Eleanor Jackson is a Filipino Australian poet, performer, arts producer, cyclist, writer, gal about town, feminist, freewheeler, and friend.

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