Study: Small arts groups at risk

Boston Foundation says some should consider closing

Rehearsal for 'A Very Merry Unauthorized Children's Scientology Pageant' (Globe Staff Photo) “We are always on the verge of great success or total collapse,” says Jason Southerland, artistic director of the decade-old Boston Theatre Works (left, with writer Kyle Jarrow and Bridget Frey of BTW during a rehearsal for "A Very Merry Unauthorized Children's Scientology Pageant" last year).
By Geoff Edgers
Globe Staff / December 19, 2007

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In the midst of the region's unprecedented arts building boom, the Boston Foundation will release a report today with a sobering thesis: While large cultural institutions remain relatively healthy, smaller groups are losing audience and struggling to break even - and some should simply close up shop. (Full article: 1025 words)

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