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 Post subject: Economic Situation for the Arts in 2004
PostPosted: Mon Dec 29, 2003 6:37 am 
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On Dance Stages, Funding Cast a Lengthening Shadow
By Sarah Kaufman
Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, December 28, 2003; Page N04
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It is well known that the past few years of economic woes and post-Sept. 11 blues have hit the arts hard. Ticket sales, private giving, foundation grants, corporate donations -- these sources of funds have all shriveled, even in the face of a brightening economy.
But especially for those arts organizations that live on the margins, as so many dance companies do, here's another lump of coal in this year's stocking: Cutbacks in state funding are headed their way.
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Thanks for this very interesting story, Corrival. I'm moving it to the Managing Dance forum, where issues about funding and promotion are discussed.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2004 12:50 pm 
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I just have to post a little mention about the Governator's (that's Governor Arnold SChwarzenegger) announcement of budget cuts in California today.

I know I must be going off the deep end because I wanted to cackle loudly and yell, "But you can't cut the arts! YOU AREN'T ABLE TO CUT THE ARTS BUDGET!!!! You know why???? Because there IS no arts budget. So there!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!"

More on the budget cuts.


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 Post subject: Re: Economic Situation for the Arts in 2004
PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2004 1:18 pm 
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I know I must be going off the deep end...
A little late for recognizing where you are... There's actually some money left in California arts. It's not much but some grantees have been grandfathered in, am I correct?

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Is that true? I remembered reading that they were cut to $1 million, which meant that it was basically enough to keep the lights on at the California Arts Council. But they announced that this wasn't enough to continue their granting program and the last I heard it had been suspended. Was there a change?


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I don't remember...


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State budget plan dashes hopes of arts advocates for more funding

By JACK ZINK
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
January 22 2004

Arts advocates hoping for a rebound in state cultural funding after last year's cuts found scant support in Gov. Jeb Bush's $55.4 billion budget proposals this week.

Buried in general revenue appropriations is $8.5 million recommended for arts grants. That's below Bush's $12 million recommendation last year, although slightly above the $6 million actually approved by the 2003 Florida Legislature.
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Bill would let cities boost taxes for arts, recreation programs

By CELIA R. BAKER
The Salt Lake Tribune
January 18, 2004

A drive to allow cities in Weber, Davis and Utah counties to increase sales tax to support arts and recreation in their communities is likely to be the most important piece of culture-based legislation on Capitol Hill in 2004.

Meanwhile, arts organizations in Salt Lake County are soft-pedaling requests for additional funding this year because they are gearing up for a related battle -- renewal of Salt Lake County's Zoo, Arts and Parks tax. The ZAP program -- a tenth of 1 percent sales tax that supports recreational and cultural facilities and programs in the county -- is due for renewal in 2006. Efforts are under way to move up the question of ZAP tax renewal to the 2004 November election.
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Bush Seeks Increase in Arts Funding

By JENNIFER C. KERR
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January 29, 2004

WASHINGTON - President Buson Thursday proposed the largest funding increase in two decades for the National Endowment for the Arts, an agency that once was a favorite target of Republicans.

One Republican convert, Rep. Cass Ballenger of North Carolina, said the NEA has made a special effort to reach out to its critics and fund less controversial works of art.
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Legislature should subsidizethe arts to keep curtain up

By FRED C. ADAMS
The SAlt Lake Tribune
Februray 1, 2004

As we stand ankle-deep in the new millennium and as the Utah Legislature is in session once again, I believe one question needs asking and asking urgently: Do we want the arts or don't we?

I believe the answer to that question is yes. So, if we do want them, we should be prepared to pay for them...
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2004 12:44 am 
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One Republican convert, Rep. Cass Ballenger of North Carolina, said the NEA has made a special effort to reach out to its critics and fund less controversial works of art.
Jolly good - I wouldn't be able to sleep nights if I thought the US public was being exposed to anything controversial.

I suppose we should be pleased that there is an increase, but $15m is such small change. Mrs Bush is quoted: "American arts are a reflection of our history and the creativity of the human spirit." Clearly a rather small "reflection".

To put it in context, Arts Council England (Scotland is additional) announced last year growth of grant-in-aid from £335 million in 2003/04 to £410 million in 2005/06, around £37m each year or $67m.

"The goal is to bring the arts to Americans in large and small communities alike."

On the money available, an exhibition of impressionist prints in Poohkeepsie Community Centre comes to mind.

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Businessmen take punt on arts channel

By JOHN DALY-PEOPLES
The NZ National Business Review
February 5, 2004

A group of well-known art-loving businessmen are risking their cash betting people will want to tune into culture, with a capital C.
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Task force sets process for grants

By CAROLYN JACK
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
February 15, 2004

A task force created by the Board of Cuyahoga County Commissioners has designed a process for awarding arts grants with money from Issue 31. Its recommendations are scheduled to be adopted by the board at its Tuesday, Feb. 24 meeting.

No major changes in the recommendations are expected.
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Cities find support of arts boosts jobs, tourism, vitalilty

By CAROLYN JACK
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
February 15, 2004

Can the arts really help the local economy?

The evidence suggests that the answer is yes.

Studies done in the Cleveland area and Midwestern cities such as Indianapolis, Chicago and Pittsburgh show that the arts generate many millions of dollars.
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George W. could save the NEA

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February 15, 2004

In case you hadn't no ticed, Presi dent Bush has been bumping up the budget of the Na tional Endow ment of the Arts over the past few years. And late last month, his wife announced the single biggest increase in the NEA's coffers in 20 years.
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