Friday, March 27, 2009

Jindal budget slashes funding for the arts

As reported by Mary Tutwiler of The Independent:

Arts officials gathering in Baton Rouge yesterday for a meeting of the Louisiana
Partnership for the Arts got the grim news. Gov. Bobby Jindal is proposing to
cut nearly $2.5 million, an 83 percent reduction, from Decentralized Arts
Funding. The sweeping cut would leave little more than $500,000 for DAF funding
statewide. Jindal also proposed cutting statewide arts grants by 31 percent,
slicing regional folklife funding in half and eliminating funding for artist

Read the full article here.

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