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The State of the Arts

Posted Friday, April 10, 2009

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The State of the Arts The recession is taking a toll on nearly every industry and the arts are no exception. The Akron Art Museum has cut hours and employees in an effort to reduce spending. Cleveland Orchestra Music Director Franz Welser-Most and Executive Director Gary Hanson accepted sizable voluntary pay cuts. The Beck Center in Lakewood says a lack of money is putting it at risk of closing. Most recently, the Cleveland Play House announced that it's moving to Playhouse Square. One of the reasons cited was to save money. What changes can we expect to see in the arts institutions of Northeast Ohio? What can be done to make sure our museums and theaters survive and ultimately thrive? Friday morning at 9 on The Sound of Ideas.


Arts and Culture, Economy


Tom Schorgl, president and CEO, Community Partnership for Arts and Culture (CPAC)
John Kappes, Deputy Features Editor/Arts and Entertainment Editor
Cindy Einhouse, President of the Beck Center

Additional Information

The Plain Dealer: Arts and Entertainment Section
Cleveland Playhouse, CSU, To Take Residency at Playhouse Square
New York Magazine: Why recession isn’t good for art

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