"Creativity should be the cornerstone of funding."
"Simply put, arts and culture are the engines that drive business. Without the arts, businesses cannot thrive, neighborhoods decline and our quality of life is greatly diminished."
"Public support for the arts is important because governments should engage in activities that improve the quality of life in their communities, particularly by supporting things that the private market might not otherwise provide."
Should critics watch dances more than one time? One critic reflects on lessons from attending a recent rehearsal.