Graduate students seem to be unfairly hit by the GOP tax plan and have organized to block passage.
Graduate students pay for their education by teaching, doing research, and performing routine administrative tasks in return for waived tuition and a meager stipend. Under the proposed GOP tax bill, graduate student tuition waivers will be counted as...Read more →
A single line swap in the Senate tax bill killed low-income artist housing and put developers on the hook to repay earned housing credits since 2008.Read more →
The MA House voted overwhelmingly to restore MCC's funding in thet state budget for the arts, humanities, and sciences. See the roll call vote and more.Read more →
Moments ago, the MA House overrode Governor Baker's cuts to the MCC by a vote of 137 to 14.
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The MCC's 2018 program for Artist Fellowships is now open. Grants of up to $12,000 are offered for artistic excellence in a variety of disciplines. See our blog for details.Read more →
Press release by Artist Rights Watch, July 20, 2017:
@repjerrynadler: Reps. Nadler, @DarrellIssa Pre-1972 Copyright Fix with Introduction of CLASSICS Act
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) of the House Judiciary Subcommittee for Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet introduced bipartisan legislation to close a...Read more →
Massachusetts Cultural Council press release:
July 19, 2017
On Monday Governor Charlie Baker vetoed a line in the state budget that funds the Mass Cultural Council, cutting its allocation by 14 percent to just over $12 million.
Earlier this month the state Legislature voted overwhelmingly to fund the arts, humanities, and sciences through Mass...Read more →
Advocacy news via the Americans for the Arts’ Arts Action News:
July 18, 2018
Late tonight, the full House Appropriations Committee met and approved funding for the National Endowment for the Arts at $145 million for FY 2018. While we’re still gathering details of the meeting, this completes the U.S. House committee consideration...Read more →