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Arts under pressure: Major players in Northwest hit hard by sagging
Seattle Times, Jan 26, 2003;
By Melinda Bargreen
Seattle Times music critic
(with related articles) "Some of the region's biggest performing-arts
companies and museums are
struggling with large deficits, including the Seattle Symphony, Bellevue
Art Museum, the Northwest Chamber Orchestra and the Village Theatre.
Several more are forecasting big deficits by the end of the fiscal year...
In general, the grim realities of reduced contributions and declining
arts-commission support have taken a toll..."
Study reveals a 1990s arts
boom in the Northwest
Seattle Times, Monday, February 1, 1999 by Melinda Bargreen
The results of (Seattle's) arts boom, in
dollars and cents ... has just been tallied by a comprehensive
new Corporate Council for the Arts (CCA)
study on the economic impact of the arts and
cultural organizations in King and Pierce
counties. The study shows the arts in King County
alone spawning $338.2 million annually in
business sales (up by 62 percent since a
similar 1992 survey) and $170.8 million in labor
income, up by 54 percent.
Turning region's nest eggs into community assets, Seattle Times,
May 25, 1997; by Mindy Cameron (editorial)
Spare a dime for the arts? Corporations
heed the call for help but a deluge of
requests forces some to tighten their
rules, Seattle Times April 28, 1997.
Suzanne Sato influences AT&T donations to the arts, Seattle Times,
Baumol, William J. and W.G.Bowen. Performing Arts: The Economic Dilemma.
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DiMaggio, P.J., The Non-profit Instrument and the Infleunce of the
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and Public Policy in the United States, Englewood Cliffs, N.J. Prentice
Hall, 1984, pp. 57-99.
James Heilbrun & Charles M. Gray,
The Economics of Art and Culture. Cambridge University
Heilbrun, James, Art and Culture as Central Place Functions, Urban Studies
29(2), 1992, 205-15.
Netzer, D., The Subsidized Muse. New York: 20th Century Fund, 1978.
FANTASY, GEOGRAPHY, WAGNER, AND OPERA,
Geographical Review, July 1998, Vol. 88 (3), pp. 327-348.
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