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By Kevin F. McCarthy

The nonprofit arts presently face an atmosphere that demanding situations the best way they've got grown and increases the possibility of destiny consolidation. The authors specialise in the connection one of the parts of neighborhood groups' arts ecology and strengthen a brand new framework for comparing structures of aid to the humanities. They then use this framework to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of Philadelphia1s arts region.

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3 These organizations fall into four basic categories: 1. Private alliances of arts organizations that operate as 501c3 nonprofits and provide multiple services to the arts community. 2. City offices of cultural affairs that provide a variety of services to the public at large, other city government agencies, and arts organizations in their communities. 4 3. Governmental bodies that have been established for the primary purpose of providing financial support to the local arts sector. 4. Private-sector arts and business councils that provide technical expertise to the local arts sector.

Tions and grants—the majority of which comes from private contributions. 10 Funding from all levels of government makes up only 6 percent of the total—slightly more than the amount raised from membership dues. Endowment income constitutes about 5 percent of total revenues; fundraisers, special events, and other fund-raising sources make up just 3 percent of the total. 11 Several points are worthy of note here. Admissions receipts are an important source of revenue for all the organizations, but their importance varies.

2001, 2004, and 2005), Ellis (2004), and Renz and Lawrence (1998). robin-bobin robin-bobin The Roots of the Challenges Facing the Nonprofit Arts 13 accept lower wages to work in the arts. Upward pressure on wages, as Baumol and Bowen note, is the root cause of the structural deficit that plagues the nonprofit arts. The dramatic growth of the nonprofit arts sector over the past several decades has also occasioned a construction boom in arts facilities. These new facilities, however, can be a mixed blessing.

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