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CDP data cited in article responding to proposed arts funding cuts in Chicago

  • Posted Feb 21, 2011

Data from the Illinois Cultural Data Project was recently used in an article by Medill News of Northwestern University responding to recent proposals to cut or eliminate national arts funding. Drawing from a pool of 303 Chicago organizations participating in the Illinois CDP, reporter Kelly F. Zimmerman concludes that Chicago arts and cultural institutions received approximately “17 percent of contributed revenue from government sources—and 8 percent alone from federal agencies—which includes the National Endowment for the Arts, in 2009.” The article examines some of the recently proposed cuts to the NEA and the possible trickle-down effect these cuts could have on the Chicago region’s arts and cultural community.

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