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Recessionary Arts

Should We Bring Back The Arts Olympics?

Lucas Kavner | Posted 08.05.2012 | Home
Lucas Kavner

From 1912 to 1948 the Olympic Games had a subdivision dedicated to handing out medals in arts events, like literature and architecture and visual arts and music (ironic for the latter, since this year musicians were barely paid to participate even on the sidelines.) Is it crazy to imagine us bringing them back?

Are Musicians Getting Stiffed By The Olympics?

Lucas Kavner | Posted 07.30.2012 | Home

The Musicians Union of the UK has repeatedly accused the London Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) of failing to compens...

Lucas Kavner

How Much Do The Arts Really Inject Into Local Economies?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 06.12.2012 | Home

The nonprofit arts and culture industry injects billions of dollars into local economies, according to a new report from Americans for the Arts, thoug...

Marjorie Backman

Photos Tell Harsh Tale Of Foreclosure Crisis

HuffingtonPost.com | Marjorie Backman | Posted 08.20.2012 | Business

Eleven months after Brandie Barbiere stopped paying the mortgage on her Milliken, Colo., home, her husband found out when he returned from work to see...

Connecting The Dots

Ian David Moss | Posted 07.09.2012 | Home
Ian David Moss

Much like South Park's Underpants Gnomes, arts projects may have a clear idea of what they're putting into the process and what they hope to get out of it, but a much vaguer sense of how they're going to get from Phase 1 to Phase 3.

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.

After The Recession: Where Does Architecture Go From Here?

2012-02-16-archdailyreal.jpg | Posted 04.18.2012 | Home

By Vanessa Quirk (click here for original article) © Megan Jett You can get into Architecture for one of two reasons: good architecture or...

In A City Full Of Show-Offs, Vegas' Arts Community Asks To Be Noticed

AP | CRISTINA SILVA | Posted 04.29.2012 | Home

LAS VEGAS — It's a desert oasis that hangs its priciest paintings on casino walls, where neon signs are a point of a pride and theme hotels pay ...

Opera House Closes Due To Economic Crisis

AP | CIARAN GILES | Posted 04.03.2012 | Home

MADRID — Barcelona's renowned Liceu opera house says it must cancel shows and close its doors for two months because of the economic crisis hitt...

Robin Wilkey

PHOTOS: Exhibit Captures Faces Of Homelessness

HuffingtonPost.com | Robin Wilkey | Posted 01.31.2012 | San Francisco

This is the eleventh in an occasional series, The Recessionary Arts. Read more from the series here. "Not all homeless people are addicts," said Ga...

David Sands

Film Examines Life 'After The Factory' In Two Cities

HuffingtonPost.com | David Sands | Posted 01.19.2012 | Detroit

This is the tenth in an occasional series, The Recessionary Arts. Read more from the series here. The inspiration for Philip Lauri's new documentar...

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.

Unemployment Is A Lifestyle For Actors, And Now Too Many Others

Brendan McMahon | Posted 03.05.2012 | Home
Brendan McMahon

Like most actors and many Americans, I'm unemployed. Right now, the country is running an 8.6 percent unemployment rate.

75-Year-Old Theater Forced To Take 1-Year Hiatus

| Posted 12.21.2011 | Home

This is the eighth in an occasional series examining the recession's impact on culture, The Recessionary Arts. Read more from the series here. By A...

Gazelle Emami

Will We Have A 'Migrant Mother'?

HuffingtonPost.com | Gazelle Emami | Posted 09.27.2014 | Arts

This is the seventh in an occasional series examining the recession's impact on culture, The Recessionary Arts. Read more from the series here. Of ...

What Happens After the Recession?

Michael Kaiser | Posted 02.11.2012 | Home
Michael Kaiser

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.

Amy Lee

At Occupy Broadway, A Theatrical Plan To Reclaim New York City's Public Spaces

HuffingtonPost.com | Amy Lee | Posted 12.09.2011 | Home

This is the fifth in an occasional series examining the recession's impact on culture, The Recessionary Arts. Find out more about the series here. ...

Gary Susman

Moviegoing And The Economy: Courting Adults In A Time Of Declining Film Attendance

HuffingtonPost.com | Gary Susman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home

This is the second in an occasional series examining the recession's impact on culture: The Recessionary Arts. Find out more about it here. If you ...

Introducing The Recessionary Arts: A HuffPost Culture Series

Gazelle Emami | Posted 01.09.2012 | Home
Gazelle Emami

When the arts are raised in the context of the recession, the discussion usually hits two extremes -- "saving" them, or slashing their funding -- neither of which is as compelling to explore as the arts themselves.

Lucas Kavner

More Artists, Less Money: Can They Adapt To The Recession?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 01.07.2012 | Home

This is the first in an occasional series examining the recession's impact on culture: The Recessionary Arts. Find out more about it here. Despite...

History Museums Struggle To Stay Up-To-Date

AP | By CHRIS CAROLA | Posted 01.07.2012 | Home

LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. -- Robert Flacke Sr. can remember the days when Fort William Henry's multimedia exhibit consisted of two Kodak carousel-style color ...

Report: Arts Funding Is Supporting A Wealthy, White Audience

AP | By BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 12.10.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Billions of dollars in arts funding is serving a mostly wealthy, white audience that is shrinking while only a small chunk of money goes...

WATCH: Recession Art? Making Music From Household Objects

Posted 09.10.2012 | Arts

It doesn't take much to make experimental music; forget the wah-wah pedals or the synthesizer, all you need is a roll of tape, a wine glass, and whate...