Just in case you haven't heard the Oregon State Legislature has gone ahead and approved the looting of the Oregon Cultural Trust to the tune of $1.8 million to help out the budget. I know that they are trying the spread the burden, but the Trust was set up in order to be helpful to the arts in difficult times exactly like this one. Oregon has always been one of the most feeble states in the Union in terms of supporting the arts. This action should shove us to the bottom of the barrel.
If you want to read more, Bob Hicks of Art Scatter provides a definitive assessment of the situation here.