One Percent for Culture on the Leonard Lopate Show: Mayoral Candidates and Funding for the Arts
8.8.2013Today's Leonard Lopate show featured a discussion with Heather Woodfield, Executive Director of One Percent for Culture, Susan Fuhrman, President of Teachers College at Columbia University, and Nancy Kleaver, Executive Director of Young Audiences, on the state of arts education in New York City schools and funding of New Yorks cultural organizations. Last week Leonard Lopate and Studio 360 host Kurt Anderson moderated "The Future of Education, Arts and Culture: a conversation with the mayoral candidates and New Yorkers of all ages."
Watch the videos of the candidates from the mayoral forum discussed on the show.
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New York City's 1,300 plus cultural organizations and thousands of artists are essential to the economy and identity of the city, creating more than 120,000 jobs and generating $8.1 billion in economic activity. And yet, nonprofit culture receives less than one-fourth of one percent of the overall city expense budget.
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