Monday, February 8, 2016

Do you see any hope for dedicated arts funding in Pa. after decades of unsuccessful attempts?

READER POLL

Do you see any hope for dedicated arts funding in Pa. after decades of unsuccessful attempts?

No, will have to await a more robust economy
 
  268 (12.4%)
Yes, culture means billions to Phila. economy and would be a good investment
 
  1259 (58.1%)
No, arts patrons should provide bulk of support
 
  309 (14.3%)
Yes, but only if cultural groups join forces with parks, historic and outdoors groups
 
  331 (15.3%)
Total votes = 2167
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Arts could use dedicated source of funding


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