Oregon Arts Commission awards more than $300,000 to arts organizations
The Oregon Arts Commission has awarded arts stimulus grants totaling $306,700 to 16 Oregon arts organizations. The stimulus grants were funded in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the stimulus) and provided to the Arts Commission by the National Endowment for the Arts.
These one-time grants will retain up to 19 jobs, providing critical aid not only to arts organizations but strengthening the Oregon economy as a whole.
I'm sure that all the laid off construction workers are pleased as heck that the Executive Director of the Oregon East Symphony gets to keep his job.
Maybe they could go enjoy the Lord Leebrick Theater company "which produces five plays each year in downtown Eugene" and got $22,500 of our tax dollars.
The really sick part is that the Oregon Arts Commission is actually PROUD of taking people's money at the point of a gun and spending it on the symphony.