Of Course, Money Is Only Half Of The Equation

As San Francisco’s arts groups rake in the cash, arts leaders in the wealthy and heavily populated Silicon Valley, less than an hour to the south, are left wondering why their own cultural scene has stalled out. “Generally speaking, people here don’t care about the arts the way people do in San Francisco. The apathy extends into the moneyed community… We probably have the greatest concentration of billionaires on the planet, yet no one steps forward to reward the organizations that are trying so hard to make this a richer, more cosmopolitan, and stimulating place to live.”