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Willowdale Wizard
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posted 13 June 2003 12:59 AM      Profile for Willowdale Wizard   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
U.S. arts face "devastating funding cuts", BBC, June 12

Publicly-funded arts organisations across the US are facing potential cuts of $100m (69m) from coffers this year, as state governments slash budgets in order to save costs.

In the last 12 months, 42 states have cut their funding to the arts, wiping 13% off the total amount of funds available.

But organisations are bracing themselves for an even more difficult 12 months ahead.

The states of New Jersey and Arizona were proposing to cut their arts budgets entirely for 2004, while other states, such as Missouri, Michigan, California and Colorado are considering cuts of between 15% and 75%.

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Jimmy Brogan
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posted 13 June 2003 09:25 AM      Profile for Jimmy Brogan   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Public funding is also controversial in Canada:

Chuck Strahl can't take crap


OTTAWA Here's a scoop that has Canadian Alliance MP Chuck Strahl holding his nose.

A contemporary art gallery in Ottawa supported by federal tax dollars is staging a multimedia, interactive exhibition dedicated to excrement.

The five-week show, which opens at an Ottawa art gallery next Thursday, is called Scatalogue: 30 years of crap in contemporary art.

The Saw Gallery received a two-year, $72,000 operating grant from the Canada Council for the Arts last year, but no council funding was earmarked specifically for Scatalogue.

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