Why Government Is Bailing Out Of The Arts

In America state governments are getting out of the arts business. State after state is slashing arts funding. Why now? ArtsJournal editor Douglas McLennan suggests that in trying to recover from the culture wars of the early 1990s, arts leaders may have unintentionally pursued an endgame strategy. “As the current arts-funding crisis suggests—the survival strategy might have topped itself out and ultimately killed public arts funding.”