How to fund the arts in America?
Even though it won the Tony Award for Regional Theater this week, The Shakespeare Theatre Company, like many other regional theaters, has seen donors decrease because of the economy, but continues to operate because of generous board members and creative partnerships.
What can we do to stabilize funding for the arts? Can we learn from other countries’ examples? While arts funding is drying up in parts of Europe because of austerity measures, it’s flourishing in Brazil because of a tax on Brazilian companies.
In an era when the National Endowment for the Arts is stretching its budget to fund digital artprojects, what can be improved upon? How can public and private sectors work together?
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