The current economic climate has hit arts organizations hard. With reduced income, and declining endowments, some organizations have closed their doors, or are struggling to survive. Despite the tough economy, Michael Kaiser says artists and arts organizations should think big and bold.
By Laura Spencer
Kansas City, MO – Kaiser, the president of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., visited Kansas City Tuesday, November 18, 2009, on his fifty-state "Arts in Crisis" tour.
You can listen to the full conversation with Kansas City Symphony Music Director Michael Stern and Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser in two parts:
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