I have worked in the arts for 25 years. I have had enough… I have suffered everyday for my art …EVERY MOMENT worrying over money and never having enough. Encountering the many clicks as if we are still in high school. Trying to help artists earn a living while I went deeper and deeper into debt, and for nothing. Trying to inform the public, in this area, the IMPORTANCE of keeping artists going and the Arts ALIVE, to fall mostly on deaf ears and excuses. As a NATION we are loosing a battle of our soul and our legacy. Other nations recognize and support Art and Artists; while we run to box stores and restaurants spending our money for a cheap non lasting thrill. We have nothing to hand down to our future generations. So yes I give up.