Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Distinguished Washington Arts Institutions Begin To Experience A Taste Of The Austerity That Washington Artists Experienced A Generation Ago

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The U.S. Congress has cut the National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs program, administered by the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, by $7 million -- from $9.5 million last fiscal year.

Amost two million of the $9.5 million went to the Kennedy Center, the National Symphony Orchestra, and the Washington National Opera. ( Last year, the Washington Ballet was disqualified from receiving funding under the program.)

Last year, Arena Stage received $430,000 and the Phillips Collection received about $424,000.

Washington Post

Image credit: (c) Copyright controlled. National Gallery of Art, East Wing, Washington D.C., 1971. Alan Freeman. Office of Dan Kiley.


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