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Funding cuts hurt Missouri Arts Council

September 23, 2003
By: Christine McCarty
State Capital Bureau

Officals say the Missouri Art Council will have to close in two years if new funding isn't found. Christine McCarty has the story.

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Officals say it has lost all general revenue funding from the state and is being funded this year from an internal trust. Executive Director of the Missouri Art Council, Norree Boyd says that if no new funding is found they will have to close.

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Contents: If we don't get funding next year, or during fiscal year 2005, we will have no money and we'll have to close our doors on June 30, 2005.

Officals say that the Art Council is continuing all programs but all of them have taken substantial cuts. Officals are meeting with the governor's staff and the Department of Economic Development to try to restore some of the funds.