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Arts Funding Cuts

A Valedictory

Michael Kaiser | Posted 07.12.2014 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

A serious effort must be made to engage people in their 20s and 30s today, to make the case for the importance of our arts institutions, to make it fun and rewarding to participate as a donor.

Arms and the Man

George Heymont | Posted 05.24.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Artists of every persuasion are struggling to find new sources of financial support to help them feed their passion and realize their dreams.

Music Lessons

Jon Foreman | Posted 12.05.2012 | Arts
Jon Foreman

Will you raise your voice and sing or will you look the other way? All around us, beauty and pain are exploding into being. The song of humanity is bursting into life, tension and resolution, full of dissonance and harmony.

Is Federal Money The Best Way To Fund The Arts?

Posted 05.01.2012 | Home

Is federal funding the best way to fund the arts? The worst? We've asked two experts on opposing sides to argue their case.

Securing Our Future: Investment in the Arts Not a Handout

Jennifer H. Goulet | Posted 04.07.2012 | Detroit
Jennifer H. Goulet

Funding support for the arts represented just 3.7 cents per $10,000 of Michigan state spending in Fiscal Year 2011. Knowing the arts were more valuable than a few cents, we knew better arguments were needed to prove it.

Can The Arts Survive Without Banks?

Carey Perloff | Posted 03.10.2012 | Home
Carey Perloff

By supporting a local arts organization, a bank helps ensure the survival of a strong community ecosystem while at the same time raising its own profile in the business community. That's the equation. If we don't want to traffic in that equation, we shouldn't accept the support.

Website Chronicles Fallout Of UK Arts Cutbacks

ARTINFO | Posted 08.19.2011 | Arts

England's historically well-funded arts community was left reeling after a series of March budget cuts eliminated funding for over 200 previously subs...

The First Casualty Is Always Art (VIDEO)

Michal Shapiro | Posted 08.19.2011 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

Last year I attended the Dutch Jazz and World Meeting (DJWM) in Amsterdam. The event was beautifully organized, with a trade fair during the day, and ...

Mister President: The Kennedy Center for What?

Freddie Gershon | Posted 06.19.2011 | Entertainment
Freddie Gershon

The Kennedy Center is a physical, tangible as well as an organic living reminder of the Kennedy years and a legacy of a President who brought idealism...

UK Arts Funding Slashed

AP | By JILL LAWLESS | Posted 05.30.2011 | Arts

LONDON -- Hundreds of British arts organizations had their public funding slashed or eliminated Wednesday, the result of government spending cuts aime...

VOTE: House Votes to Defund NPR, Are You Outraged?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

On Thursday the House voted to defund NPR with a vote of 228-192. It is unlikely the measure will be supported in the Democratic-controlled Senate. ...

Obama's Budget Would Cut Funding To Arts Organizations, Education

Arts Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

In the administration's fiscal 2012 budget request, released Monday, the National Endowment for the Arts was penciled in for $146.2 million....