Wednesday, September 12, 2007

State legislature stiffs Wang

It was hard not to detect a certain sense of satisfaction in Geoff Edgers's latest on the CitiCenter debacle, which opened with the following:

In a move hailed by arts leaders across Massachusetts, the state's new Cultural Facilities Fund yesterday allocated an unprecedented $16.7 million worth of grants for building projects to more than 60 arts and cultural organizations throughout the state. But noticeably absent from the list of recipients was the Citi Performing Arts Center.

This is good news in at least two ways - it's great to hear the legislature is belatedly committing funds to the upkeep of our arts infrastructure. And it's also good to see the funding community has begun to understand the only way to get change at CitiCenter is via its bank account. Let's hope other donors soon follow suit.

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