San Diego arts barely funded by NEA this time around

November 16, 2009 – 2:51 pm

Read this article by Helen Gao just out this weekend in the Union-Tribune- San Diego receives the same arts funding as Fresno in this round of NEA funding!

San Diego is California’s second-largest city in population, but not when it comes to bringing home arts funding.

The much-smaller cities of Monterey, Oakland and Santa Clarita squeezed out more federal stimulus dollars for the arts than San Diego.

Artistic powerhouses Los Angeles and San Francisco got 14 and 18 times as much money as San Diego, respectively.

The $787 billion stimulus package signed into law by President Barack Obama in February set aside $50 million nationwide for the National Endowment for the Arts.

Read the entire article on San Diego arts funding here.

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