Theatre Communications Group, the national organization for nonprofit theater, is about to release its latest annual report on the fiscal health of the field, Theatre Facts 2021. (Yes, it’s almost 2023, but this stuff takes time to collect.) The news is not great. The report, which compares results over a five-year period, tracks the startling […]
How the census impacts arts funding
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Chicago tenor sax great Von Freeman gets his NEA Jazz Master award online tonight
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The NEA and NEH are 45 years old.