In Connecticut – Are Arts Supporter’s Troubles Trouble For The Arts?

Connecticut governor John Rowland has been a major supporter of the arts. Now the governmor’s in trouble, and his “troubles couldn’t come at a worse time for cultural groups. The arts are weathering tough economic times locally, statewide and nationally. New initiatives are being downsized or postponed. And a new state super-agency – established by the legislature at the governor’s urging last year to oversee the state’s interests in tourism, arts, history, culture and film – is still finding its identity, focus and voice. During this time of trials and tribulations for the governor, is the arts agenda lost?”