Monthly Archives: January 2011

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Should states invest in the arts to support creative labor when industrial labor is disappearing?

Kansas is slated to be the only state without statewide funding for the arts if the governors’ proposal to eliminate the Art Commission succeeds.

Over the past decade funding for the arts in Michigan has been cut by 90 percent, from $26 million to a paltry sum of $2.5 Million this past year.

” Arts funding for the state (Michigan) is just around two-and-a-half million dollars. As a comparison: Michigan taxpayers will spend more on prisons in 11 hours than they spend on arts and culture in the entire year.”

Click the links below to clue into the state of the arts in places like Michigan and Kansas.

Kansas Cuts State Funding for the Arts

The Cost of Creativity

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To Art and Profit: performance, dialogue, spectacle

To Art and Profit is an Artistic Associate Festival at Links Hall in Chicago, IL spearheaded by Abra Johnson and Meida McNeal.

Check back here for updates about the festival, musings and discoveries from the curators and artists.

Spread over three weekends from March through May 2011, To Art & Profit is a dance and performance series augmented with arts-focused dialogues and Carnival-inspired street theatre spectacle throughout the city of Chicago.


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