In 2020, public funding for the arts (administered by Houston Arts Alliance, a private non-profit) was decreased by 42% as a result of the downturn in economic activity. This year, public funding has been projected to decrease by a whopping 63% of its already depressed forecast to help pay 2020 grantees in full. This has exposed how disaster-prone public funding for the arts continues to be in Houston.
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