An important bit of news for all of us: the National Endowment for the Arts will receive $50 million in the stimulus package, after it looked dubious for the last two weeks. We’re especially proud it was a Wisconsin representative who stood up for the arts! Note well that Madison Opera’s beloved production of The Tender Land last year, and this year’s Opera in the Park (which reached over 13,000 people last summer), were partially funded by the NEA. Hundreds of people are employed to bring our productions to life, and they’re just doing their job like anybody else, something that is often forgotten.
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