Office gone but show will go on

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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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