Globe Editorial Nails It

Kudos to the Boston Globe editorial board, which just delivered another important message about the arts in yesterday’s editorial, titled “Local arts: It’s big business, after all”: 

Almost everyone would agree that the arts are vital to creating thriving communities. The problem for lawmakers is that it can be hard to justify to constituents that arts programs deserve funds that otherwise might go to police departments or public schools. But arts advocates received some powerful ammunition on Dec. 5 in the form of a preliminary report that states that the arts and culture sector contributed a whopping $504 billion to the American economy in 2011. Leaders across the country — such as Mayor-elect Martin Walsh — should take note. 

You can find a summary of the NEA report with links to the data here.

This editorial is just the latest in a series of strong news and editorial coverage on the arts from the Globe.

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