Money for the arts. Where’s it come from? Where does it go? Every day there’s another multi-million dollar art auction. Art as a private commodity is the preserve of the very rich. But what about the rest of us? If we all agree that arts and creativity are important ingredients of life, are we doing all we can to support the artists in our midst? Laura is joined today by three guests who make it their job to figure out how we’ll democratize access to art and art making. First, Betty Yu, art and organizer of the Chinatown Art Brigade, then Amin Husain, co-founder of MTL Collective and professor at NYU, and last, Charlotte Cohen, executive director of the Brooklyn Arts Council.

Best-selling author and broadcaster Laura Flanders hosts the The Laura Flanders Show, where she interviews forward thinking people about the key questions of our time. The LF Show airs weekly on KCET/LinkTV, FreeSpeech TV, and in English & Spanish in teleSUR. Flanders is also a contributing writer to The Nation and Yes! Magazine (“Commonomics”) and a regular guest on MSNBC. She is the author of six books, including The New York Times best-seller, BUSHWOMEN: Tales of a Cynical Species (Verso, 2004) and Blue GRIT: True Democrats Take Back Politics from the Politicians (Penguin Press, 2007). The Laura Flanders Show first aired on Air America Radio 2004-2008. You can find all her archives and more at or via Twitter @GRITlaura.