My Views On The New NEA
I was asked to participate on a six-week blog panel discussing current issues surrounding the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the federal government's national arts agency, now that it has installed a new director and will be facing new challenges (in this economy), and new opportunities (under the new president.)
The panel is hosted on Barry Hessenius' Barry's Arts Blog at the WESTAF site. Each week of the project brought in a new panel, composed of different sectors of the art world:
- Former NEA
- National arts leaders
- Funders - public & private
- Arts Education leaders, Academia, Emerging Leaders, and Consultant
- Private Sector / Stakeholder
- Working Artists
We're now at week six and I'm on the panel of working artists responding to questions about how the government can best support and promote the arts in the coming years.
Please do check it out and comment at will!