Archive for Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Lawmakers approve $700k for new arts commission

May 16, 2012

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— Kansas legislators negotiating the final version of a proposed state budget have decided to include $700,000 for a new Creative Arts Industry Commission.

The commission will be formed in July by the merger of the state's Arts and Film Services commissions under legislation signed last week by Gov. Sam Brownback. The commission will part of the Department of Commerce, focusing on creating arts-related jobs.

Brownback proposed the merger and the appropriation of $200,000 for the commission for the fiscal year that starts in July.

In their versions of the budget, both chambers included $700,000 and authorized the new agency to hire three staffers.

Comments

Clark Coan 3 years ago

I wonder if it will be eligible for NEA federal funds since it is a combined agency which focuses on creating arts-industry jobs.

gccs14r 3 years ago

Doubtful, since it sounds like support for commercial art (think Photoshop), rather than cultural art.

Orwell 3 years ago

When I was young, "industrial arts" was the new fancy term for shop class.

"Arts" and "Industry" can exist separately everywhere but in Brownbackistan.

pace 3 years ago

Regular Kansans start to rebuild infrastructure that Koch, oh, I mean Brownback so carelessly destroyed. We will be rebuilding for decades. One expensive Governor.

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