Sending the Elevator Back Down

I just watched a very nice speech by one of my favorite actors, Kevin Spacey, on the importance of public funding for the arts. Spacey was speaking as part of Arts Advocacy day.

In the speech he used a metaphor, taught to him by Jack Lemmon, about “sending the elevator back down” to help new people enter your profession, whether it be the arts or anything else.

I think that’s a brilliant summation of an attitude that more of us should share.


Todd Suomela
Associate Director for Digital Pedagogy & Scholarship Department

My interests include digital scholarship, citizen science, leadership, and communications.