Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Arts in recession

In The Washington Post, Paul Fahri and Jacqueline Trescott survey a dismal landscape of arts groups hit hard by the economic downturn and likely to continue suffering even after the economy improves.

"I have never seen a situation like this in my 25 years in the business," says Michael M. Kaiser, president of the Kennedy Center, whose Arts in Crisis program has advised about 350 struggling groups since its inception in February: