An Artist’s Grant That Even Pays for Glasses

An Artist’s Grant That Even Pays for Glasses STEPHANIE STROM 10/10/07 New York Times

“Nearly a year ago 50 people around the country each received $50,000 fellowship awards from United States Artists, a new organization that argues that individual artists are generally shortchanged when it comes to arts patronage in America.

“For more than 80 percent of the fellows, the money helped jump-start a new project. But interviews with the artists and a survey by the organization show that many used at least part of the funds left after taxes (yes, the gifts are taxed as ordinary income) simply to make ends meet or to pay for long-delayed health care.”

Posted by: Tanya

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