One of Ben Cameron’s talks [available in four parts on YouTube] was instrumental to the creation of Architrave. I encourage anyone interested in making art happen to give him a listen, and not just because he’s the Executive Director of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Listen to him because he listens to all the artists and organizations that he encounters. He listens to the people who consume art, too, so he has lots of good advice to help us navigate our changing world. During this particular talk, Mr. Cameron asks four pithy, pesky questions about why what we do should matter to anyone else. It’s good exercise:
Question 1: What is the value of [your art form]?