Cleveland’s Arts Industry Takes A Big Hit

A new study showing that Cleveland’s arts industry has lost 163 jobs and millions of dollars in the last year is raising serious red flags among the area’s cultural and political power players. The arts are hurting all over, of course, but in Cleveland, which has never made arts funding a priority, the economic pain is multiplied, and arts advocates are saying that only a large infusion of cash can hope to turn around the city’s slumping cultural fortunes.