Tag Archives: National Endowment for the Arts

Live Arts Audiences Decline as Online Audiences Grow

Today, the Los Angeles Times culture blog shared some unfortunate findings from a National Endowment for the Arts report: the number of American adults attending arts and cultural events has sunk to its lowest level since 1982.  The economic climate … Continue reading

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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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Arts Advocate Bill Ivey on Obama’s Team

Shortly after President-elect Obama chose Rahm Emanuel as his White House Chief of Staff (causing a stir in the dance world since Emanuel studied ballet at the Joffrey and later at Sarah Lawrence College), Bill Ivey, former Chairman of the … 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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