San Francisco Area Arts Hurting For Money, Support

A bad economy is hurting Bay Area arts groups and artists. “The big four – the San Francisco Symphony, San Francisco Opera, San Francisco Ballet and American Conservatory Theater – are straining to cope with dwindling donations, volatile endowment funds, cuts in government grants and smaller, choosier audiences. ‘The arts have become a victim of the sour economy. Everybody’s ox is being gored. No one is exempt from the red ink’.”