The National Endowment for the Arts Chair himself has said it...and it's greatly to his credit:
Examine our arts infrastructure. There are 5.7 million arts workers in this country and two million artists. Do we need three administrators for every artist? Resident theaters in this country began as collectives of artists. They have become collectives of arts administrators. Do we need to consider becoming more lightly institutionalized in order to get more creativity to more audiences more often? It might also allow us to pay artists more.BRAVO ROCCO! BRAVO!
More at Linda Essig's CreativeInfrastructure blog.