On the first Friday of each month from 6-7 PM, Cindy Sullivan presents music and chat with a philosophical edge. This episode of ‘What The World Needs Now’ was broadcast on Southern FM on Friday 5th April 2024. In this episode, Cindy proposes that ‘what the world needs now’ is ART.

We need to engage with art, promote the arts, support artists and awaken the artist within.

World Art Day is 15th April. The 2024 Theme is “A Garden of Expression: Cultivating Community through Art.”

Engaging with art is not simply a solitary event. The arts and culture represent one of the few areas in our society where people can come together to share an experience even if they see the world in radically different ways. The important thing is not that we agree about the experience that we share, but that we consider it worthwhile sharing an experience at all. In art and other forms of cultural expression, disagreement is accepted and embraced as an essential ingredient. In this sense, the community created by arts and culture is potentially a great source of inspiration for politicians and activists who work to transcend the polarising populism and stigmatisation of other people, positions, and worldviews that is sadly so endemic in public discourse today.
– Olafur Eliasson, ‘Why Art Has the Power to Transform the World’


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