Dialogues is a new series where we engage in casual chatroom conversations about the trends shaping our world. In the United States, funding for the arts has become a notoriously difficult endeavor. The already underfunded National Endowment for the Arts just narrowly escaped extinction, and is still considered under threat. Artists and galleries continue to struggle in a stagnant market. Is corporate patronage the answer? In April, we sat down and chatted about the potential advantages, and challenges, that corporate funding can create.