But only for artists that suck up to the hacks that make up the NEA boards. That’s OK. They couldn’t sell anything if they had to depend on the market.
It might be good to have thousands of small businesses shuttered because of the economy. But no one who calls themselves an “artist” should suffer.
You might also consider applying for a grant from the NEA. There’s nothing that says you can’t. Who knows? You might be able to spout enough bullshit to get one.