San Jose Artists Decide To Stick With the Status Quo

In an effort to find new strategies for local arts funding, San Jose’s mayor recently proposed that the area’s arts groups opt to switch the source of their funding from a hotel-occupancy tax to the city’s general fund. But the deal didn’t look too good from the artists’ perspective, and the mayor’s proposal will likely be officially rejected this week. “Three coalitions of arts organizations and the San Jose Arts Commission unanimously agreed that such a change in funding would put their institutions in competition with critical city services for the same funds.”