Arts Funding

The Tallahassee (FL) Democrat published a piece by a local political columnist this past Thursday, which piece called for the elimination of public funding for the arts.

My response is here. There's a lot more to say on this topic, and I hope at least some of you will say what you have to say in comments.


  1. Excellent response, and I laughed loudly at "left out elitist."

  2. Very good! You covered all of the bases, and I think your argument about the free market was very good.

  3. I couldn't help writing my own response to Cotterell via email. I posted the letter on my own blog.

  4. Anonymous1:50 PM

    I had the same initial response but didn't know how to reply to Bill, long time acquaintance. You nailed it, Steve. I'm a former board member of MOA & had sent the board the same message Gabordi did, it's not about the art, it's about freedom--for all.