Tag Archives: arts policy

Rocco Landesman Chosen to Lead NEA

President Obama has picked Broadway producer Rocco Landesman to be the next chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts.  Here’s an excerpt from The New York Times article about the appointment: “Choosing Mr. Landesman, 61, signals that Mr. Obama … Continue reading

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Secretary of Arts: Good or Bad?

Two weeks ago I posted about an online petition in support of a cabinet-level arts official, along with a link to an article quoting arts leader Michael Kaiser, who is in favor of this. Last week, the Wall Street Journal … Continue reading

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Secretary of Arts? Sign the Petition.

An article in yesterday’s Washington Post discusses the momentum building around an online petition in support of a Cabinet-level arts czar.  The petition was inspired by music producer and composer Quincy Jones’s call to President-elect Obama to establish a secretary … Continue reading

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No Bailout for the Arts?

Last week, an op-ed piece by Michael Kaiser appeared in the Washington Post discussing how arts organizations have been affected by the economic crisis, and what legislative steps need to be taken to save them.  Here’s an excerpt: “The arts … Continue reading

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Obama, McCain, and the Arts

I wasn’t expecting any questions in the last presidential debate to address the candidates’ arts policies, because, let’s face it – the state of the arts doesn’t affect most Americans on a daily basis. People want to hear about issues … Continue reading

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