Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Local News | Feeling pinch, arts groups try minimalist budgets | Seattle Times Newspaper

Local News | Feeling pinch, arts groups try minimalist budgets | Seattle Times Newspaper: "For what's believed to be the first time in its 77-year history, Seattle Art Museum plans to close its doors for two weeks next year for budget reasons.

Even that's not enough to achieve its budget goal in this recession-wracked economy.

So, the museum, like other arts organizations, also is instituting a two-week staff furlough, while executives take pay cuts of about 10 to 15 percent."