America: Tallying Up State Arts Cuts

In America, state budget season has ended for another year, and the arts didn’t make out very well. “State art spending dropped from $409 million in fiscal year 2002 to $355 million in 2003, and, with State deficits projected to balloon from $60 million to $80 billion this year, arts funding will fall another 23%, bringing the 2004 total to around $274 million.”