Posted at 12:13 PM on February 13, 2009
by Gillian Martin
Controversy over potential arts funding as part of the economic stimulus package has raised some odd questions. (As someone who has supported myself, and now my family, with arts-related employment for most of the last 20+ years, I won't even feign neutrality on this one.)
Odd questions like: Are jobs in the arts real jobs? Are people who work in the arts "real people"?
Read what Andrew Taylor, author of the blog "The Artful Manager" has to say about it here.
Turns out the $50 million to the NEA stayed in the final version of the stimulus bill, though it took considerable lobbying and re-framing of the issue.
Read more about it in this article from Sunday's New York Times.