I mentioned how I was surprised that at the National Performing Arts Convention in Denver, political speech at the plenary sessions was so openly embraced. Well, maybe I shouldn’t have been: according to the NEA’s Artists in the Workforce report (pdf), eight of the top ten states by number of artists per capita are blue states, and the other two (Colorado and Nevada) have a strong chance of going for Barack Obama this year. File under not especially surprising, but interesting nonetheless.