Examining the future of arts in Mayor-elect Emanuel's administration

May 12, 2011

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Mayor-elect Emanuel laid out his vision for the future of Chicago's art sector in his recently released transition plan.

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel released his transition plan on Tuesday. In the report Emanuel lays out a vision for the future of Chicago under his administration. The arts and cultural sector are also in the mix.

In broad strokes Emanuel laid out what he thinks is needed to make Chicago the world-class arts city he promised while campaigning.

To learn more about what might actually happen to the arts in an Emanuel administration, Eight Forty-Eight spoke to two people that live and breathe the arts.

Nick Rabkin
researches the effects of arts education at NORC at the University of Chicago. Ra Joy is Executive Director of the Arts Alliance Illinois. He was a member of Emanuel’s Arts and Culture transition team.

Music Button: Robert Miles, "Deep End", from the CD Thirteen, (Salt records)