Conversation: Robert Lynch, President, Americans for the Arts

Amid the economic downturn, many arts organizations around the country are feeling the hurt right now, along with everyone else. While funding for the arts has long been contentious, the new stimulus spending bill does contain a $50 million provision for the National Endowment for the Arts.

What exactly will it do? Is it enough? What next? We asked those and other questions to
Robert Lynch, president of Americans for the Arts, an arts advocacy organization. He’s been on Capitol Hill to testify about the economic vulnerability of the arts world.