Impact on the Arts

| by Shannon Williams

Anticipating the elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts funding in the proposed Trump budget released last week, Michael Wilkerson wrote an opinion piece published on thehill.com, on March 7, 2017, that has caused great discussion among our team.

Wilkerson, director of arts administration programs at Indiana University, writes an obituary of the 52-year-old NEA that describes the cause of death, the survivors, and the impact of a life sometimes praised and often questioned. An Obituary: The National Endowment for the Arts, 52, unnatural causes

Next week, Katie Weeks, one of our newest senior advisors, will offer her perspective on how the arts sector can prepare for life after the NEA.

Katie Weeks, brings an extensive arts background to our team. Katie served as the Director of Development for First Stage, one of the nation’s largest professional theater companies and the Vice President of Development for the United Performing Arts Fund in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she managed a $10 million dollar annual campaign.  Katie is now active in the Triangle arts scene as a volunteer with Kidznotes.

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