Tampa Funding Cuts Threaten Orchestra Programs

“The city has recommended a 20 percent cut in the operating subsidies for these and other nonprofit organizations. For the orchestra, the figure could be $80,000 and will translate to fewer outdoor concerts and youth and education programs. The city this year had slated $400,000 in nondepartmental funds for the orchestra. ‘Although the roughly $500,000 overall in recommended cuts is not drastic, it symbolizes the marginalization of the arts’.”