Addresses the question of how adequate financial support for the major arts and cultural facilities in southeast Michigan can be assured. Recommends creation of a Southeast Michigan Regional Cultural Authority to be financed with a 5 to 6 percent tax on amusement and recreation services. The state Equity Package, Detroit art and historical museums, Detroit zoo, Detroit Library, Belle Isle Park, Detroit Art Institute, Detroit Symphony and Orchestra Hall, Cranbrook, the Edison Institute are all discussed.
Section 1 — the Tables of Contents, the Executive Summary, and the Summary and Conclusions,
Section 2 — Chapter 1, The Problem, and Chapter 2, City of Detroit and State of Michigan Support for the Arts, pages 1 – 19
Section 3 — Chapter 3, Lessons from Other Cities, and Chapter 4, The Private Support Options, pages 20 – 39
Section 4 — Chapter 5, Other Governmental Support Options for Southeast Michigan, and Chapter 6, Financing a Southeast Michigan Regional Cultural Authority, pages 40 – 65
Section 5 — Chapter 7, Governance, Responsibility, and Accountability, and Chapter 8, Facing the Future, pages 66 – 73