Saturday, March 21, 2009

Arts included in stimulus funds for Wyoming

As I've said many times, my day job is as an arts worker in the Wyoming Arts Council. The WAC is receiving $290,000 of stimulus funds that was included in the $50 million for the National Endowment for the Arts funds in Pres. Obama's stimulus bill. All three members of Wyoming's Congressional delegation voted against economic stimulus. One, Rep. Cynthia Lummis from Cheyenne, called the NEA appropriation "crazy." Other Wyomingites have questioned the funding.

WAC Board Chair wrote an article last week called "Arts Mean Business." He makes a great case, and I don't say this just because he's our board chair.

Read the entire article at

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