The chairman of the Nat’l Endowment for the Arts said what?

Bravo! Bravo! Give this man a raise! Give this man two raises! I’m sure subsidized artists everywhere are quaking in their boots of having to … get … a … real … job. Shiver-me-timbers. A note to artists, none of who will likely ever read this: if your art has to be subsidized by taxpayers, it’s not art, it’s shit, or, better yet, it’s welfare to produce shit:

In a telephone interview on Friday Mr. Landesman defended his comments. “There is a disconnect that has to be taken seriously — our research shows that attendance has been decreasing while the number of the organizations have been proliferating,” he said. “That’s a discussion nobody wants to have.” Foundations and agencies like the endowment should perhaps reconsider re-allocating their resources, he said, perhaps giving larger grants to fewer institutions. “There might be too many resident theaters — it is possible,” he said. “At least we have to talk about it.” This month a group of Republican lawmakers called for the elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Mr. Landesman said he was reserving judgment about that. “I think we have to see what comes out in the away of actual legislation,” he said. “I’m optimistic that the N.E.A. and the N.E.H. are going to be O.K.”

via Landesman Comments on Theater – NYTimes.com.

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