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Government Arts Funding

Tinker, Tailor, Soldier. Why?

Kurt Ellenberger | Posted 07.04.2012 | Home
Kurt Ellenberger

Controlling the development of culture has been the dream of tyrants and humanitarians alike, but neither has been successful. Yet we seriously posit that some "Secretary of Culture" can manage, coerce, shape, tinker, tailor, or soldier it into submission?

Federal Government Money Is Not The Best Way To Fund The Arts

Ian David Moss | Posted 07.01.2012 | Home
Ian David Moss

Arts lovers: go ahead and write your letters to Congress asking for level funding, that 6% increase, or whatever you want. But once federal funding becomes less of a joke, it may well become more of a headache.

Federal Government Money Is The Best Way To Fund The Arts

Carla Escoda | Posted 07.01.2012 | Home
Carla Escoda

Reallocating a tiny portion of the defense budget to fund tours for American performing arts companies to strategically important countries makes them a potent weapon in the battle to win hearts and minds.

Why We Shouldn't Try To Save The Arts

Kurt Ellenberger | Posted 06.20.2012 | Home
Kurt Ellenberger

Why do so many people think the arts need saving? Because people enjoy making music, dancing, painting, and writing poetry. They would also really like it if those activities paid for a nice three-bedroom ranch in the suburbs or a hipster condo in the Village.

Arts In America

Jennifer Rivera | Posted 04.19.2012 | Home
Jennifer Rivera

Why am I home right now, attempting to be a writer instead of wailing my guts out somewhere in an opera? Well, I was supposed to have a gig this spring with San Antonio Opera. Except San Antonio Opera filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy and no longer exists.