There's so much talk lately of national and global economic stimulus plans, budgets and federal funding, that it's easy to reach information overload - what does it all mean?
A recent blog entry at Art:21 on the topic of federal art stimulus spending puts the issue into plain English, or rather, simple math. The writer helpfully reduces the sometimes overwhelming verbiage of federal funding grants into a simple numbers game, with an easy-to-follow "chunky text" format.
Art:21 followed up the next day with a more word-centric, lengthy posting of an interview with House Arts Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) and Rep. Todd Russell Platts (R-PA), that helps to flesh out the issues and put matters into a broader perspective.
This is great reading for artists, art supporters and those who work in the visual arts field. After looking at the numbers, do you think the arts are getting a fair shake? Too much? Too little?
A view from the 58th Annual All Florida Competition and Exhibition, an exhibition that fosters up-and-coming artists.