Surviving the impact of the recession and Sept. 11 and planning the future of arts funding for New York City's vast number of cultural organizations will be the topics of a daylong symposium, "Who Pays for the Arts?," to be held on Friday, Feb. 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., at Columbia's Graduate School of Journalism. New research will be presented including: a new study analyzing cultural funding trends in New York City in the late 1990s, and updated information on arts funding sources and trends for the year 2001. Other topics for discussion include: How committed are the state and federal governments to the arts? Is New York City giving enough to the arts? What is the future of philanthropic support for the cultural community? What role will the arts play in the economic rebuilding of New York?
The symposium is presented by the Alliance for the Arts and the National Arts Journalism Program (NAJP). In attendance will be arts leaders, funders, academics, journalists and policy-makers to discuss the ever-changing partnership between public and private funding sources. Among the speakers will be Kenneth T. Jackson, president of the New York Historical Society; Kinshasha Holman Conwill, director of "A Cultural Blueprint for New York City;" and Harvey Lichtenstein, chairman of the Brooklyn Academy of Music Local Development Corporation.
Additional information is available through the Alliance for the Arts. You may also call (212) 947-6340, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call Rebecca McKenna at (212) 854-6842.