We haven't had a post here for a while.
An article from the SF Chronicle. Not just about dance, but interesting and relevant nonetheless.
Show us the money! City debates new ways to slice the pie in an era of tough times for arts funding.
Jesse Hamlin, Steven Winn, Chronicle Staff Writers
Tuesday, February 28, 2006
The new millennium has been tough on the arts. With public money shrinking and private donors cutting back, arts groups are competing more fiercely than ever for tight dollars. Even in San Francisco, a widely admired national model for arts funding, it's a struggle. Everyone from the strapped Mission District sculptor to the big-budget San Francisco Opera is feeling the crunch.
Which is why the latest round of squabbling about city arts money has been so contentious. A task force that spent a year hammering out proposals that could dramatically change how San Francisco funds the arts has again polarized the local arts world. The city-appointed body -- whose 21 voting members were picked to represent each supervisorial district and arts groups of varying budgets -- is expected to approve its draft report today. It then gets passed along to the Board of Supervisors, which will review the recommendations and, depending on the political will of the moment, either act on them or not.