• Labor Policy

    by  • November 2, 2016

    Download the MALC Labor Policy paper PDF version (528 KB).


    The Massachusetts Artists Leaders Coalition (MALC) is dedicated to empowering artists of all disciplines and promoting the arts, culture, and the creative economy throughout the Commonwealth. We work to ensure artists of all disciplines have a meaningful place at policymaking tables at all levels...

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    Update on MCC funding & tourism funding in House Budget

    by  • April 25, 2017

    The House FY18 Budget debate has now ended.

    The remaining two amendments/line items MALC is following were grouped into the category: Labor and Economic Development and were bundled/voted on in-Consolidated  “I”*

    Representative Cory Atkins filed the following amendments for the tourism and the Massachusetts Cultural Council:

    Amendment #6  for line item 0640-0300 for the Massachusetts Cultural Council...

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    Important House Budget Alert on the Film Tax Credit Program

    by  • April 24, 2017

    UPDATE (Monday evening 4.24.17):

    Amendment #465 was rejected

    Amendment #728 was withdrawn

    Thank you to everyone who contacted their representative!!

    From our Friends at Save MA Films Jobs:

    This week the Massachusetts House of Representative is debating the state budget.

    Opponents of the film & tv production incentive program have filed 2 amendments to attack...

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    MALC’s Guide to Budget Debates and Bundled Legislation

    by  • April 24, 2017

    MALC’s Guide to Budget Debates and Bundled Legislation

    With the House budget debate slated to start today- here is a “guide” to better understanding the debate process, how to watch the House budget debate, and “bundled legislation”:


    Today, the House is slated to start its debate on...

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    Monday April 24th: The Massachusetts House begins debate on its FY18 Budget

    by  • April 21, 2017

    On Monday April 24th -the Massachusetts House begins debate on its FY18 Budget. MALC is actively following the Commonwealth’s FY18 budget process. We watch  for several “line items” in the budget- the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), funding to our libraries, tourism funding, and the film tax credit program. We also monitor what is filed in the “outside”...

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    Reminder: Take 10 minutes to contact your State Rep to restore MA Arts and Humanities funding

    by  • April 12, 2017

    Time is very short (Thursday noon) to ask your state representative to sign on to amendments currently submitted by concerned legislators to restore much needed arts, humanities and science funding to the proposed FY2018 budget.

    Find out how to make that call/email here:

    This important step is necessary so that amendments attached to the FY2018 budget to...

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