$1.3 million sparks Twin Cities creative projects

  • Article by: ROHAN PRESTON , Star Tribune
  • Updated: June 12, 2012 - 10:01 AM

Four Twin Cities arts group will use ArtPlace's donation to build and beautify.

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muskiedogJun. 12, 12 9:12 AM

Here is one more line item to cut.

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ranger78Jun. 12, 1212:18 PM

Muskiedog is right on. The Strib reported yesterday that we need a significant upgrade in our fire fighting equipment to battle forest fires. But there is no money available. Meanwhile we have tax dollars to spend on this nonsense. It is beyond absurd how screwed up our priorities have become.

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psartmanJun. 12, 12 1:04 PM

This story is not about tax dollars, it's about private foundation funding for non-profit arts organizations. It never ceases to amaze and amuse me how ANY mention of arts and money in the Strib elicits these comments. I'm fine with people not caring about art (although I feel sorry for them), but why do they act as if it's something to be proud of?

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palsarJun. 12, 12 2:05 PM

"The funds come from ArtPlace, a relatively new national initiative by 11 major foundations, eight federal agencies and six banks..." - 8 Fed Agencies, sounds like there is tax money involved to me. Maybe psartman, you should read the article.

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pomooneJun. 12, 12 3:18 PM

palsar - Your quote only notes that national agencies are partners in an initiative - it does not indicate to what degree, if any, tax dollars are being contributed. I am familiar with ArtPlace and know that the majority of the funds come from private foundations, such as the Knight Foundation. The role of the feds is largely to help promote the effort. In addition, the initiative is designed to nurture the development of "cultural corridors," which has direct positive impact on private businesses. But, heh, if you don't like the arts, might as well create the false dichotomy that arts funding comes at the expense of support for firemen. Let's blame dancers for forest fires.

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