(This post was updated at 3pm April 25th)
MALC is actively following the House Budget Debate and tracking the progress of several amendments.
You can track amendments via this link:
Watch budget debate in person at the State House or via the web (note you can watch the debates from yesterday’s...Read more →
(via the Illustrators Partnership of America)
Artists and advocates should act now to protect the future of copyright!
Congress is considering a new bill to change the way the head of the Copyright Office is appointed. It scheduled for a Rule’s Committee meeting today and will likely be voted on by the House in the next few days. From there...Read more →
On March 21, 2017, Arts Advocacy Day, Americans for the Arts announced the re-introduction of the Comprehensive Resources for Entrepreneurs in the Arts to Transform the Economy (CREATE) Act whose programs will serve to help the creative economy prosper in every form that impacts our culture.
Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) re-introduced S.661 in the Senate, and...Read more →
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...Read more →
Calling All Advocates!
Now that the MA House of Representatives has released its proposed FY2018 budget, it’s important to advocate now for funding increases for our arts and cultural institutions. Making calls to your representative takes minimal time and effort, and the upside is, they’ll be so glad to hear from you!
See our recent FY2018 budget posts Read more →
Increased Funding is Essential
“’We’re pleased with the much needed increase to State Aid, especially that it comes during a tight budget year” said MBLC Director Dianne Carty. “However, state funding to support libraries is...Read more →
(Press release from the Massachusetts Cultural Council)
Supporters Seek Increase through Budget Amendment
(Boston, MA) – The House Committee on Ways and Means today released a state...Read more →
Become informed about the way ahead with news from Arts Action Fund and Americans for the Arts.
From the Arts Action newsletter – join the movement:
• Funding: This week, Congress is expected to approve another kick-the-can-down-the-road funding patch. This funding patch will allow the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to...Read more →