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Arts Advocacy Update CVII: Big Easy Money and “Giving” Life

A distillation of Arts Watch, the weekly e-blast of Americans for the Arts. This week: Don't mess with Missouri arts education.

SE Michigan Launches “Cultural Concierge”

A major new effort to stimulate the arts economy of Michigan.

Cuts to NYSCA Budget Coming, Fears Munn

Midyear budget cuts may decimate the budget of the New York State Council on the Arts.

Arts Advocacy Update CVI: Carolina Kool-Aid and ‘Capital’ Campaign

A distillation of Arts Watch, the weekly eblast of Americans for the Arts. This week: Iowa investigates and New Jersey innovates.

The Coming Sahara in Arts Philanthropy?

I'd be curious to know if people give to the Metropolitan Opera because they've seen a performance on a movie screen.

Arts Advocacy Update CV: Duncan’s Brew and Louisiana Lovin’

A distillation of Arts Watch, the weekly eblast of Americans for the Arts. This week: Iowa investigates and Miami goes to zero.

The Critics of Free Papers Suck? Talk About Overvalued Stock!

A critic can still contribute meaningfully to the cultural equation, if he or she is good, without insisting on determining whether people's wallets are open or shut.

NEA Chair Landesman Tells 10 GOP Senators, Nicely, to Shut the...

Mounting evidence the National Endowment for the Arts scandal has landed on the craters of moony-eyed conservatives.

Debt, Debt Everywhere, and Not a Drop to Drink — Unless...

Is it still a good thing for nonprofits to go into debt? What constitutes a slippery slope? Who decides if a company is slipping down one?

Thinking About the National Arts Journalism Summit

So what, exactly, was the point? From the looks of the 10 projects, a clear majority are already off-the-ground endeavors.

Arts Advocacy Update CIV: “Why Oh Why Ohio — and Michigan”...

A distillation of the Sept. 30 Arts Watch, the weekly electronic communique from Americans for the Arts. A fixture of The Clyde Fitch Report.

Are Artists, Arts Advocates and Arts Groups Ready for the GOP...

Don't focus on Patrick Courrielche so much as the 10 U.S. senators readying their assault on the National Endowment for the Arts. And get ready to mobilize.

John McCann: Arts-Service Groups Should Think About the Arts, Not Themselves

An essay on this topic -- "Why do we have so many free-standing, poorly funded national 501c3 service organizations in the arts field?" -- is poised to provoke debate.

PA’s Terrible Ticket Tax: Does the Psychology of Economic Exceptionalism Hurt...

Of course Pennsylvania arts advocates are furious: they're being singled out, even punished, while Joe Six-Pack can watch a terrible movie without paying a surcharge on his ticket.

New York’s Performing Arts at a Crossroads: Crain’s Conference Set for...

You are strongly urged to attend a conference on the future of the performing arts in New York City.

Arts Advocacy Update CIII: “Cuts and Bruises” Edition

A distillation of the Sept. 23 Arts Watch, the weekly electronic communique from Americans for the Arts. A fixture of The Clyde Fitch Report.

Arts Advocacy Update CII: “Cash for Your Trash” Edition

A distillation of the Sept. 16 Arts Watch, the weekly electronic communique from Americans for the Arts. A fixture of The Clyde Fitch Report.

For Playwrights: NY Foundation for the Arts Accepting Apps for ’10...

NYFA has awarded over $22 million to more than 3,600 New York artists.

Glenn Beck Stirs Pot; Sen. Cornyn Warns Obama Over Misusing NEA

Fox's story on the NEA may foretell a replay of the 1990s culture wars. Meanwhile, POTUS gets a different kind of warning from the right.

What the National Arts Journalism Summit Is Doing Right — and...

The organizers are on to something extraordinary. If only they weren't committing an unforced error.
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