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ERIC Number: ED225733
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Chicano Hispanic Arts Philanthropy: A Statement on the State of the Art.
Trujillo, Lorenzo A.
The various art forms among Chicanos have served as basic forms of total expression for the people. Until recently the Chicano aesthetic has not received the attention or financial support needed to flourish beyond the survival level and become an institutionalized form. Philanthropic institutions have ignored and, in many cases, eliminated the expression of any value aesthetic not representing traditional and explored mainstream. A recent report to the National Endowment for the Arts shows the lack of support for Chicano art. Several myths have prevailed regarding the Chicano art form, i.e., it is confined to mere political expression, is regional and provincial, and is a fad of the sixties, and Chicanos only create for their own communities. These are poor excuses to limit the resources. Because of the value of the expression of the Chicano aesthetic and its lack of support, the Chicano Humanities and Arts Council (CHAC) was created. CHAC, an organization of individual Chicano artists and Chicano organizations, has proposed to increase communication and understanding. Through the support of the nation's philanthropic institutions, the financial support necessary to do this work and provide Chicano artists with opportunities toward their enhanced individual achievements can be attained. (NQA)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers: Chicano Arts; Chicanos