By Fannie Taylor
Profound adjustments have been happening in American society in the course of the interval of the Sixties and Seventies whilst laws for the nationwide starting place for the humanities and the arts was once enacted and the organisations went into operation. It used to be a interval of soul-searching through the yank public whilst the adored prejudices and civil inequities of the earlier a long time have been burnt up and outdated wounds started to heal; while, notwithstanding, the Vietnam warfare used to be developing new fissures and antagonisms. Into this newly therapeutic, newly wondering society, congressional motion thrust the nationwide Council at the Arts in 1964, and the nationwide Endowment for the humanities in 1965. Their venture used to be to inspire and aid the humanities, and the boys and girls charged with this accountability went approximately their paintings with the fervour and exuberance of spiritual converts. the belief of even a minute quantity of federal monetary information to the country's chronically beleaguered and infrequently impoverished artists and humanities organi zations appeared unusual to a section of the inhabitants that had existed in forgot ten independence from executive intervention. some of the nation's artists and humanities leaders have been cautious, partially end result of the uncertainties and constraints of earlier styles of governmental support.
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20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 15 K. Yasko, taped interview, April 26, 1980, Madison, Wisc. Brademas, "Public Happiness," pp. 42-43. Quotations and information on the Federal Theatre Project were taken from H. Flanagan, Arena: The History of the Federal Theatre (New York: Benjamin Biom, 1965), pp. 333-436. Ibid. J. C. Taylor, "Artists of the Great Depression," p. 52. Flanagan, "Federal Theatre," p. 325. S. , p. 8880. White, "Grants," pp. 47-48. Ibid. Brademas, "Public Happiness," p.
In fact, in 1963 and 1964, the performing arts were the main beneficiary within the humanities category. Thirty-five foundations awarded grants of$lO,OOO or more 22 CHAPTER 2 to the performing arts while, of the 6,000 foundations of substantial size, only 65 made any grants of that amount to the humanities. Arts grants played a crucial role in the operation of many arts organizations-without these gifts many groups, including dance troupes, regional theatres, opera companies, and symphony orchestras, might not have survived.
Brademas, "Public Happiness," pp. 42-43. Quotations and information on the Federal Theatre Project were taken from H. Flanagan, Arena: The History of the Federal Theatre (New York: Benjamin Biom, 1965), pp. 333-436. Ibid. J. C. Taylor, "Artists of the Great Depression," p. 52. Flanagan, "Federal Theatre," p. 325. S. , p. 8880. White, "Grants," pp. 47-48. Ibid. Brademas, "Public Happiness," p. 43. National Endowment for the Arts, "The History," p. 4. N. Rockefeller, Our Environment Can Be Saved (New York: Doubleday, 1970), p.