• Labor Policy 2016

    by  • November 2, 2016

    Download the MALC 2016 Labor Policy paper PDF version (528 KB).

    Introduction

    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...

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    MA Open Enrollment for health insurance: happening NOW

    by  • December 1, 2016

    Affordable Care Act’s Open Enrollment Period for health insurance in MA is OPEN!

    Enroll now for proper health care coverage!

    There has been much talk and speculation around the fate of the Affordable Care Act with the new, incoming Trump administration. While we don’t yet know the specific policy changes Trump and the Republican Congress will enact,...

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    Take two minutes: urge your Senator to co-sponsor CREATE Act

    by  • November 30, 2016

    Help advance the CREATE Act (S. 2948). Click below to take just two minutes to urge your Senator to co-sponsor this important legislation.

    Urge your Senator to co-sponsor the Comprehensive Resources for Entrepreneurs in the Arts to Transform the Economy (CREATE) Act:
    https://www.votervoice.net/BroadcastLinks/jeSifBo4Q7ojKiaiB-hO_Q

    Of importance to note is that this legislation covers some key...

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    Important ESSA Law Action Needed

    by  • November 22, 2016

    News from Arts|Learning:

    arts learning logoAs many readers know, congress passed the “Every Student Succeeds Act” last December. As a consequence, every state in the USA must revise its Accountability and Assistance Plan by this coming spring....

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    Report from the November 2nd 10th Annual Artist Under the Dome Event

    by  • November 22, 2016

    On November 2nd 2016, Massachusetts artists of all disciplines, elected officials, policy makers, and state house staffers gathered to attend the 10th annual Artists Under the Dome event in the Massachusetts State House’s Great Hall. Massachusetts is the only state to hold such an annual event to thank artists for all they contribute to the...

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    Freelance Isn’t Free Act now law in NYC

    by  • November 21, 2016

    “Designed to protect freelance workers against nonpayment, the Freelance Isn’t Free Act mandates contracts for gigs paying over $800, and increases penalties for clients found guilty of late or nonpayment.”
    https://blog.freelancersunion.org/2016/11/17/mayor-de-blasio-signs-freelance-isnt-free-act-into-law/

    On November 16, 2016, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the Freelance Isn’t Free Act into law, and it will go into effect...

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