Article from Americans for the Arts – “The Arts are Part of the Economic Recovery Solution”

The following is an article from our friends at Americans for the Arts about the importance of the arts advocacy during tough economic times.

Statement by Americans for the Arts on the 2010 Election

 The Arts Are Part of the Economic Recovery Solution

WASHINGTON, DC — November 3, 2010 — Americans for the Arts President and CEO Robert L. Lynch gave the following statement on the Election Day results:

 “Frustration with the nation’s lack of economic recovery is clearly top of mind among voters and candidates.  Likewise, nonprofit arts organizations have also felt the sting of the recession with state and local government arts funding dropping as much as 16 percent, and private charitable gifts to the arts declining $1.2 billion in just two years.  Additionally, individual artists have been experiencing unemployment at twice the rate of other educated, professional workers.”

Read more here.

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