Monday, February 16, 2009

Funding for the Arts in the Stimulus Bill

It appears the Arts will get their share of the President's Stimulus Package after all: the reconciliation of the House & Senate versions of the package reinstated the $50M originally allotted to the NEA following Senator Tom Coburn's amendment which included language to block any such money going to the arts.

You can read the New York Times article here and the Culture Monster's coverage from the Los Angeles Times here.

More coverage on the issue -- and the stimulus package in general -- from Matthew Guerrieri at Soho the Dog.

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