There seems to be a groundswell of support behind a petition to create a Secretary of the Arts position. There was a Washington Post article on the movement, pointing out that a number of arts institutions and political organizations back the idea of consolidating arts-related activities at the federal level. Regardless of the advisability or likelihood of an actual Cabinet position, I consider this a way to convey my personal wish to keep the arts prominent in the national consciousness. The number of signatures is currently well over 100,000. If you want to add your voice to mine (#34929) and others, go sign the petition.