I have finally got over the jet lag after being in the US for a week blogging at the World Social Enterprise Conference 2010 in San Francisco. Public art everywhere and a highlight was going to SFMOMA (Museum of Modern Art) to see works by Andy Warhol, Frida Kahlo, Lichenstein and Jeff Koons - Michael Jackson and chimp statue. Gawdy but great!
So, does Social Enterprise have anything to offer the arts. I think so.
In fact art is often a key ingredient and engagement tool for working with some of the most disadvantaged people and communities throughout the world. It has also served as a mechanism for profiling cultural issues, such as current exhibition to raise funds to save 10 Murray Street in Hobart.