Good News! Sundance to the Rescue!
Somehow, in all the AWP Hoopla, I missed the news that arts funding had been restored to the Federal Stimulus package. Read about it here:
The tide turned. In addition to preserving the $50 million allocation, the final bill eliminated part of the Senate amendment that would have excluded museums, theaters and arts centers from any recovery money.
“It’s a huge victory for the arts in America,” said Robert L. Lynch, the president of Americans for the Arts, a lobbying group. “It’s a signal that maybe there is after all more understanding of the value of creativity in the 21st-century economy.”