Crisis and Creativity

By Richard Florida

The New York Times asks artists how the recession is affecting their lives and work (h/t: Alison Kemper). Money quote:

" I love it. The only thing that makes me sad is that I can't make a living right now."

While the responses comprise a small, ad hoc sample, my read is that the artists in major centers like NYC and San Francisco seem more upbeat than those in harder-hit Rustbelt communities.

This article available online at:

http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2009/05/crisis-and-creativity/17899/