My Response to Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO) about Arts Funding

Art Writer Leanne Goebel responds to a letter she received from Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO) on the state of Arts Funding. Goebel is a board member with Arts For Colorado and her response appeared in their April newsletter.

Locals resist arts cuts, Durango Herald, February 6, 2009

State proposes slashing budget by Leanne Goebel Imagine Durango without the arts. No music festivals, no dance, no theater, no art galleries, no children’s programs, no singing, no film festivals, no sculpture, no debates in the newspaper about differing perspectives, and probably no opportunity to read this article, because without the arts, there’s no need…

What does the fiscal crisis mean for arts organizations?

The Philanthropy News Digest reports on an article from the Washington Post. With Wall Street in turmoil and many large companies facing mergers, bankruptcy, or other hurdles, those in the arts community are increasingly nervous about how mounting economic woes will affect corporate donations, the Washington Post reports. Charitable giving to arts groups — 13…