The arts enrich minds and stimulate the human spirit.
Exposure to the arts is vital to fostering and sustaining healthy communities. With diminished civic support and declining patronage, most arts organizations are increasingly challenged. Innovation, creativity, initiative, and risk taking are intrinsic to artistic expression, inspiring audiences to dig deeper into their personal potential and freeing minds to contemplate dreams.
CLF goals for arts funding include:
- cultivating new talent
- supporting established artists
- providing educational programs that encourage children’s creativity
- furthering equal access to the arts
- establishing therapeutic arts programs