Chili Dogs at the Opera and Other Signs Your City Is Doing Culture Right

How to Keep Arts Institutions Alive in the YouTube Era

Story by Nate Berg

Published on Sep 15, 2014

From operas and orchestras to mime troupes and one-room galleries, arts organizations in the U.S. are almost always hat in hand, seeking funding from sources that rarely offer any guarantee of continued support. Its a song and dance for survival that has only gotten tougher in the aftermath of the economic recession. Next City contributing writer Nate Berg investigates how players in the cultural sphere are adapting for survival.