Arts funding: the view from America (via Guardian Professional)

"As worldwide economic troubles continue to take their toll, it's inevitable that the arts have become victims by afterthought. Expressions of support from our governments are undermined by cost-cutting measures that are often minimal in the grand scheme of national belt-tightening, but significant within our field (and indeed, that of other not-for-profit and charitable organisations).

Even as British arts groups are being told to look to the American system of sponsorship to make up for drastic cuts in funding from the Arts Council, both our governments are seeking to reduce tax incentives for charitable donations, a contradictory message – and tough times aren't exactly the right time to initiate new sponsorships and new giving traditions where none may have existed before."

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