When the state's Joint Legislative Budget Committee recently released a budget proposal that zeroed out future funding for the Arizona Commission on the Arts, the wailing commenced. Artists who count on ACA grant money began wringing their hands; arts organizations chairs whose seed money is supplemented by the ACA reached for smelling salts. Anyone with a stake in or an opinion about the future of the arts in Phoenix fed the hue and cry of "how dare they?" Everyone except the Commission's executive... More >>>