Atlanta Mayor Reverses 50% Cut In Arts Funding

“In a stunning admission, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said Thursday he was wrong in proposing ‘draconian’ cuts to local arts projects in his 2012 budget. Instead, Reed has fully restored funding to 2011 levels for the grants program sponsoring groups and emerging artists.” (The city’s total arts budget, with funds restored: $470,000.)

Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution 05/20/11