Public Funding And Media Arts

Public media funding, although somewhat enigmatic from the outside, has generally operated within a consistent set of policies and guidelines, impervious to changes in staff or government administration. But now, ill the stark light of a difficult political climate, is this changing? Representatives of four major national and regional funders -the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Public Broadcasting Service, New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities-will come together to present their programs and discuss agendas amidst what many have called a "crisis" of arts policy and politics.

Public Funding and Media Arts Participants:

Perrin lreland, associate director for Drama and Arts Programs, Corporation for Public Broadcasting

B. Rudy Rich, director of the Film and Media Programs, New York State Council on the Arts

Melinda Ward, director of Arts, Humanities and Children's Programming, Public Broadcasting Service

(T.B.A.), National Endowment for the Humanities

Tony Safford, director of programming and special projects, Sundance Institute

Sunday, January 21.1:00 p.m.

Elks Building


Perrin Ireland
B. Ruby Rich
Melinda Ward
Tony Safford
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