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Fort Worth Considers Restoring Arts Funding



    The Fort Worth City Council will discuss proposals to restore arts funding that was cut in previous budgets. (Published Tuesday, April 9, 2013)

    Months after slashing the Arts Council's budget for around $266,000, Fort Worth city council members will consider giving most of that money back during a meeting tonight.

    The Arts Task Force will present a new funding formula to council that leans heavy on gas lease and royalty earnings as a way to restore its budget.

    In addition to bringing in new museum exhibits, musical performances, and opera shows, the Arts Council also supports many music and arts educational programs for kids throughout the city.

    The Arts Council is seeking a $150,000 increase in funding from current levels, which would bring their budget next year to $1.1 million.

    The City Council meeting tonight starts at 7 p.m.