Web Exclusive: Arts Panel Discussion


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On March 29, 2009, a public roundtable discussion with some of Hawaii's arts leaders was held at Hawaii Public Radio in response to Andrew Rose's article for HONOLULU Magazine, "Art in a Storm." 
 

Hosted by HPR's Bob Sandla, it included Tim Bostock of The Arts at Marks Garage, Selena Ching of the Hawaii Youth Symphony, Blair Collis of the Bishop Museum, Marilyn Cristofori of the Hawaii Arts Alliance, Steve Little of the Honolulu Academy of Arts, Karen Tiller of the Hawaii Opera Theatre and Harry Wong of Kumu Kahua.
 

For those of you who missed it, below is the full 1-hour audio from that night's discussion, segmented into separate parts.

 

Introduction

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Opening Comments

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QUESTION 1:

Is Hawaii's Art Community Sinking?
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QUESTION 2:

Human rights declaration states that every human being has the right to culture and the arts. Since everyone cannot financially support the arts, should not the government be more involved?
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QUESTION 3:

You may know that $50 million was included in the stimulus package to come to arts organizations. That was nationwide, but about 40% of that was going to go to the states?  Is that correct?
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QUESTION 4:

What are you all hearing from your international colleagues at sister institutions?  Are they experiencing similar situations? What are they hearing about the American art scene?
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QUESTION 5:

Has the economic downturn affected the kind of art you're producing? That is, will you be producing exhibits or plays that deal with economic insecurity?  Is it affecting your product?  How can the public help you?

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QUESTION 6:

Are Hawaii museums going after the funds made available for arts and museums related education programs through the No Child Left Behind act? Is there any curriculum development going on between Hawaii museums and public schools?

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QUESTION 7:

What are some of the ideas your organization has begun to explore to coordinate efforts and maximize resources with your Island colleagues and fellow institutions?
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Closing Comments

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