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ENTERTAINMENT
January 2, 2004 | Carl Hartman, Associated Press
Cash-strapped state governments have slashed funding for theaters, museums and performance groups by nearly one-quarter, while federal spending on the arts has edged up slightly. Congress increased funding for the National Endowment for the Arts to $122.5 million, up from $115.7 million, for the fiscal year that began Oct. 1. At the same time, however, state arts spending plummeted from $354.5 million to $272.4 million, a drop of roughly 23%.
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ENTERTAINMENT
October 29, 2003 | Diane Haithman
Things are looking better for arts funding on the national level than for the state. While the state of California has slashed its funding for the arts to $1 million for 2003-04 -- less than 3 cents per person -- the National Endowment for the Arts will receive an increase of $6.7 million, raising the budget of the federal arts agency to $122.5 million for fiscal 2004.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 2, 2002 | Tim Rutten
Dana Gioia, who is President Bush's candidate to lead the National Endowment for the Arts over the next four years, once posed the question "Can poetry matter?" If the flurry of interest that has arisen since the 51-year-old Santa Rosa poet and critic's name was first floated last week is any indication, the answer is emphatically yes.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 9, 2001 | DON SHIRLEY
The office of the Evidence Room was abuzz. Artistic director Bart DeLorenzo had just opened an envelope bearing auspicious news from Washington: The National Endowment for the Arts was recommending approval of the theater company's first NEA grant application. The grant will yield only $5,000 for the company--perhaps hardly noticeable given the group's $100,000 annual budget. But NEA grants often generate other contributions. And in the vast and far-flung world of L.A.'
NEWS
August 23, 2001 | From a Times Staff Writer
Robert Martin, newly appointed director of the federal Institute for Museum and Library Services, also has been named acting chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. Martin was appointed to the NEA post Tuesday night by the Senate. He was a professor and interim director of the School of Library and Information Studies at Texas Woman's University before joining the institute, which supports education, access and preservation at libraries and museums.
NEWS
April 25, 2001 | DIANE HAITHMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move that surprised Washington's arts leadership Tuesday, National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Bill Ivey announced his resignation, effective Sept. 30--eight months before the end of his four-year term. Ivey, federal arts agency chief since 1998, was unavailable for comment. He said in a prepared statement that he was stepping down at the end of the fiscal year so that "the new administration will be able to move efficiently to choose new leadership for the arts endowment."
ENTERTAINMENT
January 20, 2001 | MICHAEL PHILLIPS, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
By the time the toothy Pepsi shill Ricky Martin pulled our president-elect--"the president of everybody," as George W. Bush put it the other day--onto the stage with Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and Sir Wayne Newton during Thursday's pre-inauguration party, America got a sense of this new administration's taste in the lively arts. Bush and company want to kill us, softly, with songs about livin' la vida bipartisanship, and inclusion. Fresh starts, under a big tent.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 12, 2001 | SHAUNA SNOW
The National Endowment for the Arts announced Thursday the awarding of $20.45 million in arts grants to 825 recipients nationwide, including $2.72 million awarded to 122 California recipients. The announcement covers about 24% of the NEA's total $87 million grants pool for fiscal year 2001. L.A.-area grants range from $100,000 to the Los Angeles Philharmonic Assn.
NEWS
June 16, 2000 | From Associated Press
Republicans used an eleventh-hour maneuver Thursday night to block what almost became the first significant budget increase for the National Endowment for the Arts that the House has approved since 1992. Arts advocates had moved to the edge of a surprise victory for the endowment with a preliminary 207-to-204 vote.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 19, 2000
The Los Angeles Opera and Pasadena's Armory Center for the Arts are the top Southland recipients of National Endowment for the Arts grants in the federal arts agency's second round of fiscal year 2000 grants, announced today. The opera company received $100,000 for its Educational Continuum program, and the Armory Center was given the same amount for two curriculum-based educational programs.
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