Let’s Fund The NEA With A Public-Private Alliance

“Not every artist will be Isaac Stern or Meryl Streep or Jennifer Bartlett, but for each one who makes it into the mainstream, a hundred more are struggling to move the form forward, creating a cultural identity. The payoff for encouraging them will rarely be measurable in economic terms. So here’s a different strategy for the arts endowment. … Create a public- private alliance to fund the NEA so it can really begin making the arts central to the lives of all Americans.”

Source: Bloomberg 08/12/09