Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Here's Michael Kaiser's take on how the recession has worn out arts administrators. I can relate to some degree, but I for the most part I never felt worn down by the board or by artists. The board felt I was doing the best I could and the artists were grateful for the work. It was really more from within--we expect to be able to pull off a miracle, to get a dollar's worth of art for fifty cents. When it gets cut to forty cents, you still expect to be able to pull it off and when you can't it gets to you.