Thursday, May 19, 2011

The Numbers Make Me Sad...

... part of an ongoing series where I point you in the direction of the actual data being generated about the arts.

First up, Ian Moss has his usual fantastic update on the latest news around the country... spoiler alert, it includes a 66% funding cut to Wisconsin's Art Council, Pennsylvania's is facing 68%, and Republicans are mocking the names of silly sounding grants again.

Secondly, Scott Walters is updating us on the imbalance between the amount of grants going to New York, Illinois, and Los Angeles versus the rest of the country (45-69, despite a population balance of 13.6-86.4). Of course, if you want to be really bleak about it, the grant imbalance becomes increasingly more moot every year as arts funding slowly gets cut across the board...

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