Monday, March 29, 2010
NEA's Rocco Landesman tours country to underscore link between arts and jobs - washingtonpost.com: "'Last week, I was in California, and I learned that nonprofit arts organizations there have annual revenues of $2.4 billion, which is roughly equivalent to the revenues of California's convenience stores. That is significant,' said a smiling Landesman. 'But arts workers make more than Slurpees, they make places.' The arts, Landesman said, help 'change the ethos of a town or community. They enliven it, they activate the public life.'"