Nov 21

At the recent 2017 Creative Exchange, presented by the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, Jung-Ho Pak of the Cape Symphony delivered a keynote speech that moved and inspired attendees. One commented, “I took away a feeling of hope and renewed commitment to supporting the arts!”

Jung-Ho told the crowd of 200 people, “The arts have long been regarded as a luxury, a pleasant diversion, and a nicety that those with extra time and income can participate in.” He pointed out just how low funding for the arts really is, but urged artists not to be discouraged or disenfranchised by that. Instead, he called on them to be “revolutionary entrepreneurs.” Jung-Ho spoke with passion, saying, “It’s time to define ourselves as heroes, and not victims. We are the symbols of a free democracy. We are the voice of ideas, courage and creativity. We are the risk takers.”

You can read the full text of Jung-Ho’s speech here.

The Creative Exchange’s goal is to create opportunities for attendees to connect with each other, be inspired and exchange ideas. To learn more about the Creative Exchange and the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod, visit the website.

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