Will Buffalo Theatre Lose Its Funding?

Buffalo artists are protesting a county funding plan that would cut loose one of the city’s cultural biggies – the Studio Arena Theater. “The all-volunteer county Cultural Resources Advisory Board recently came out with that surprise decision. The plan offered by the committee – which after due deliberation makes recommendations on how much and who gets funds the county sets aside for cultural organizations – is for the $3.5 million tucked away for “the culturals” to be distributed among five prime institutions, instead of six that included Studio, which was the case in 2005.”