Thursday, February 12, 2009

Arts in the Stimulus Package?

The headline on yesterday afternoon was "Deal Reached on Stimulus," but no details (yet) if there is any money for the Arts, in the House/Senate compromise.

While we wait to find out, here are some things to read, that are probably a moot point (or as the family joke goes, "mute point"), but still interesting.

"Stimulate the Arts and Keep American Strong," by Robin Bronk on February 6, 2009 on The Huffington Post.

"In economic stimulus package, arts deserve place in line," by Chris Jones on February 9, 2009 in the Chicago Tribune.

"Do arts jobs count as jobs?," on February 10, 2009 on

And, here's a strange bit of news:

"Soprano's senator dad buries arts stimulus funding" by Mike Boehm on February 10, 2009 in the LA Times.