Op-ed: Jennifer Cole on Why We Need the NEA

In an op-ed in Nashville Arts Magazine, Jennifer Cole, executive director of Metro Nashville Arts Commission, addresses questions and debunks some of the myths about federal arts funding such as:

  • “The arts are only for ‘certain people’ and others shouldn’t subsidize programs for the wealthy.”
  • “If artists can’t make it as a business, why should we support them?”
  • “The government has no role in the arts.”

Read the article on Nashville Arts Magazine.