WBEZ | the Netherlands http://www.wbez.org/tags/netherlands-0 Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Here, There: In the Netherlands, artistic community reeling from funding cuts http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-08-05/here-there-netherlands-artistic-community-reeling-funding-cuts-90194 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2011-August/2011-08-05/netherlands2.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>Today, we return to our occasional <em><a href="herethere" target="_blank">Here, There</a></em> series with a look at arts funding around the world.</p><p>In the Netherlands, the government recently slashed 200 million Euros in arts funding. The cuts were met with a storm of protest.</p><p>Many of the Dutch insist that funding for the arts is a right, not a privilege, and that it's the government's job to support experimental art. We speak to <a href="http://vanderaa.net/" target="_blank">Michel van der Aa</a>, a house composer for the <a href="http://www.concertgebouworkest.nl/en/downloads" target="_blank">Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra</a> in Amsterdam, about what the cuts mean.</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 05 Aug 2011 19:31:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-08-05/here-there-netherlands-artistic-community-reeling-funding-cuts-90194 Here, There: In U.S., NEA struggles to make the case for public funding http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-08-05/here-there-us-nea-struggles-make-case-public-funding-90180 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org//segment/photo/2011-August/2011-08-05/arts3.JPG" alt="" /><p><p>In the U.S., the value of the <a href="http://www.nea.gov/" target="_blank">National Endowment for the Arts</a> can vary wildly, depending on who you ask. Some believe government funding for the arts is wasteful and that the value of art should be determined by the market; others think it's at the core of healthy civil society.</p><p>To help us understand the American model, we talk to artist, author and filmmaker Brian O’Doherty. &nbsp;Brian was a program director at the NEA soon after its formation in the 1960s.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Fri, 05 Aug 2011 16:35:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-08-05/here-there-us-nea-struggles-make-case-public-funding-90180