Magazine Articles Tagged With funding for the arts

William Styron's New Book of Revelatory Letters, Gift Ideas for Literature Lovers, and More

by Evan Smith Rakoff

Daily News

Online Only, posted 11.26.12

The Obama family visited an independent bookstore in Virginia this weekend to promote Small Business Saturday; Flavorwire rounded up a collection of "literary late bloomers," including Charles Bukowski, and Deborah Eisenberg; the Los Angeles Review of Books is attempting to raise ten thousand dollars by Friday; and other news.

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Kansas Governor Guts State Arts Agency

by Kevin Nance

News and Trends

Online Only, posted 6.7.11

UPDATE: In the May/June 2011 issue, we reported that arts advocates had successfully rallied to save the Kansas Arts Commission, but late last month governor Sam Brownback shuttered the agency by line-item vetoing its state funding for the next fiscal year.

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Arts Crunch in Kansas

by Kevin Nance

News and Trends

Posted 5.1.11

May/June 2011

Arts supporters in Kansas succeeded in their efforts to reverse Governor Sam Brownback’s decision to replace the Kansas Arts Commission with a private foundation.

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A Tough Transition for TriQuarterly

by Kevin Nance

News and Trends

Posted 1.1.10

January/February 2010

The latest casualty in the ongoing siege of academic presses and literary magazines in the economic downturn was recorded last fall when Northwestern University announced plans to end the forty-five-year run of its prize-winning journal TriQuarterly as a print publication. After the magazine's final print issue this spring, it will become an online-only, student-run publication.

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School’s in Recession

by Kevin Nance

News and Trends

Posted 11.1.09

November/December 2009

For seventy-five years Louisiana State University, in Baton Rouge, has been home to two of the country's most storied literary institutions, LSU Press and the Southern Review. But prestige was not enough to save either one from a 20 percent cut in university subsidy in July.

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Poets House Takes the Long View

by Adrian Versteegh

News and Trends

Posted 11.1.09

November/December 2009

On September 25, nearly two years after pulling up stakes in New York City's SoHo neighborhood, Poets House opened the doors to its new location in lower Manhattan, kicking off a long-awaited inaugural season of readings, workshops, exhibitions, and outreach programs.

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A Reprieve for Philly Libraries

by Adrian Versteegh

Daily News

Online Only, posted 9.21.09

Philadelphia’s fifty-four public libraries—along with its court system, rec centers, and thousands of public employees—were granted a reprieve last Thursday afternoon when the State Senate approved a $700 million relief package for the city. The funding forestalls mayor Michael Nutter’s “Plan C” budget, which, among other cuts, had called for the indefinite suspension of all library services on October 2.

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Philly Libraries—All of Them—to Close Next Month

by Adrian Versteegh

Daily News

Online Only, posted 9.17.09

In two weeks, the city that once enjoyed the largest book circulation in the world could find itself entirely without public libraries. The Free Library of Philadelphia announced earlier this month that unless the State Legislature approves the city’s budgetary requests, all branch, regional, and central libraries will close their doors and suspend programming effective Friday, October 2.

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Dodge Poetry Festival Will Go On

by Adrian Versteegh

Daily News

Online Only, posted 8.26.09

The 2010 Dodge Poetry Festival will be held after all. Seven months after Dodge Foundation CEO David Grant announced the suspension of the popular biennial event, citing shrinking assets and increasing venue costs, the New York Times reports that the organization is on track to secure a new hosting partner by September. 

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Ohio Libraries Face 30 Percent Cut in State Aid

by Adrian Versteegh

Daily News

Online Only, posted 8.19.09

Despite a circulation boom, public libraries in Ohio are scrambling to close branches, reduce hours, and lay off staff—all in an attempt to cope with an unprecedented drop in state funding. According to the Ohio Library Council, reductions approved last month to the Public Library Fund, along with declining tax revenues, are expected to shrink library budgets by as much as 30 percent.

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