Tuesday (3/3) on the Los Angeles Times’ arts website Culture Monster, Christopher Knight reports, “Time is short for arts organizations to apply for stimulus funds for actual jobs as part of President Obama’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The National Endowment for the Arts is fast off the block today with grant guidelines. The deadline for applying is April 2, with grants being awarded as soon as July 1. Among the options is salary support—full or partial—for jobs that have been eliminated (or are in jeopardy) because of the current economic slide but are critical to carry out an organization’s artistic mission.”

Posted 3/4/2009