You have so many friggen creative people, and we're on the cusp of something. I have seen how other artistic capitals in the world function, and I think it has to do with a) city funding but more importantly b) a scrappy, diy attitude toward art. People don't wait for funding, they just get at it, and eventually the city's all like "Oh this is a thing, maybe we'll get you money". There are people who do that here too, but maybe the attitude should proliferate more? Get out and do that thing!!