Simply slashing budgets cannot save us from fiscal ruin. But it's disappointing that Michael Kaiser continues to dismiss the possibility that salvation may be more complex or require more radical innovation than simply doing more of the same, better.
People who think the arts ecology will return to what it was when the recession finally ends are setting themselves up for major disappointment. Those who do not prepare for a new world order are not acting in the best interests of their organizations.
I have heard from so many people that this is the time to "thin out the field" of arts organizations. We need to remember that while it might make for more competition, it also makes for more interesting arts environment.