Candide among the Artists

February 1980
National Review;2/22/1980, Vol. 32 Issue 4, p200
The article presents personal experiences of Michael Straight, former editor of this journal deputy chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, related to the field of arts. According to Straight, the Federal Government in the U.S. used to operate on a fiscal year that ended on June 30. So understandably, late June in the Arts Endowment was a time when there was a last-minute rush to get grants signed and mailed. Straight says that the Porpoise Opera Project is an experimental project which is intended to function in an oceanarium's porpoise stadium.


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