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Office gone but show will go on


This morning’s Inky story by Angela Couloumbis fleshes out the death of the Office of Arts and Culture. According to this, the programs handled by the Office — the Percent for Art initiative for public art; Art in City Hall (one of my favorites for showcasing local talent in a public building); and the Marian Anderson Award — will carry on — in other city departments.

On an ominous note, the article says

the Office of Arts and Culture, which receives $400,000 annually in city funding, is the first to be notified that it will be axed as the administration grapples with adopting a budget that contains steep cuts to a variety of arts and recreational programs.

(emphasis mine)

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