This is GREAT news! Stimulus includes the arts.

Did you hear? The arts actually didn’t get shafted this time around. The House passed the stimulus package (no thanks to the Republicans) and it included $50 million in direct support for arts jobs through National Endowment for the Arts grants. The Americans for the Arts blog writes “More than 85,000 letters were sent to Congress, thousands of calls were made, and hundreds of op-eds, letters to the editor, news stories, and blog entries were generated in print and online media about the role of the arts in the economy. Artists, business leaders, mayors, governors, and a full range of national, state, and local arts groups all united together on this advocacy issue. This outcome marks a stunning turnaround of events and exemplifies the power of grassroots arts advocacy.”
I totally agree. This keeps on happening, we think it can’t happen, and then with a little leg work and a lot of love it happens!!! Let’s all keep our fingers crossed that the Senate can get it done tonight. We are ecstatic over here and are going to start on our NEA grant today!


About Women and Their Work Gallery

Known for its pioneering spirit, embrace of artistic innovation, and commitment to Texas audiences and artists, Women & Their Work Art Space is a one of a kind statewide non-profit organization. Voted “Best Gallery” numerous times in the Austin Chronicle Readers Poll, Women & Their Work Gallery showcases exhibitions of contemporary art throughout the year and presents performances, readings, film screenings and educational outreach programs.
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One Response to This is GREAT news! Stimulus includes the arts.

  1. Mark T. Market says:

    Gerard Celente recently made some comments and forecasts about the economy and unemployment that sound hysterical on the surface but are based on the facts of the present crisis. Makes you wonder how bad things really are.

    Meanwhile, I read a humorous take on the stimulus package, with a little bit of truth in it.

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