Great art appeals to all, said National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Francis S.M. Hodsoll in a recent speech. "Even opera attracts every significant socioeconomic group," he said. " The broadcast of 'Live from the Met: Rigoletto' drew 38 percent of its audience from households earning less than $15,000 per year; 20 percent earned less than $10,000 per year. Forty-seven percent had never attended college, and 69 percent were not college graduates." NO MORE SWEAT, KIDS: The art-grant community breathed a big sigh of relief after the Office of Management and Budget recently withdrew the proposed revisions to its Circular A-122, which would have strongly restricted recipients of federal grants from using taxpayer money for "political advocacy." Non-profit groups receiving grants would have been stopped from any "attempt to affect the opinions of the general public" and from "communications with any member of Congress or employee who might participate in the decision-making process." Said a spokesman for Rep. Thomas J. Downey (D-N.Y.), chairman of the Congressional Arts Caucus: "Because so many arts organizations are nonprofit, part of what they do is lobby for more funds or changes in certain regulations that would help their constituencies. This would have really interfered with their ability to do that."