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Kansas Makes a Fashion Statement

Once again, Kansas has distinguished itself as a “trendsetter.” Yes, those are the words of Kansas Governor Brownback when he refers to his action to eliminate the Kansas Arts Commission and put in place a private foundation to fund the arts in Kansas. Sorry to break the news governor, but those of us who live […]

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What’s the Matter with Kansas?: Hurting the Small, But Mighty Organizations

For those of us who call Kansas home we have one more opportunity to suffer Thomas Frank’s oft-quoted book, What’s the Matter with Kansas?. Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA), my organization, has been struggling for months with how to handle the elimination of the Kansas Arts Commission (KAC) since this situation is unprecedented in the 47-year […]

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