Gioia And The Bureaucracy

When he quit business, new NEA chairman Dana Gioia says he vowed not to be involved with bureaucracy again. “Appointed to his four-year term by President Bush, Gioia sees the bureaucratic dimension of his job as ‘a necessary obstacle. There’s no other way of administering these grants… except through a bureaucracy.’ The key, he says, is to remain ‘conscious of what your mission is. The constituency of the arts endowment is not merely artists. It’s all Americans’.”