Eliminating the NEA would be a devastating blow to the arts in America. Despite the President's State of the Union speech last month proclaiming 'Americans fill the world with art and music,' there seems to be a disconnect on the need to invest in our nation's future support of the arts and arts education....Read more →
Late Friday night it was announced that an agreement was reached by the Attorney General and the Berkshire Museum. The agreement is still waiting to be approved by the Massachusetts Supreme Court.
Under the proposed deal, a U.S museum will purchase Rockwell’s “Shuffleton’s Barbershop” painting and it will be shown at the Rockwell Museum for...Read more →
The Copyright Office recently announced that new rules for registering photographs in the U.S. will take effect on February 20, 2018. Please pay attention to these new rules. ASMP is offering an informative, free webinar on Thursday, February 15, 11:00amPT, 2:00pmET, 7pmGMT.Read more →
Artists of all disciplines must learn how to protect their IP legacy. You’ve struggled and worked extremely hard throughout your career. You need to know how to properly protect that valuable legacy!
CSUSA and CLIC will co-sponsor an elite panel of experts on February 8, 2018, who will cover those important issues.
(via Northeastern University School...Read more →
As mentioned in part one, on January 24th, Governor Baker released his FY19 Budget and to see his full budget see this link: http://budget.digital.mass.gov/bb/h1/fy19h1/
Part Two is focusing on the public library funding.
There are several library line items MALC follows:
a) 7000-9101 Board of Library Commissioners- Got a slight increase to...Read more →
On Friday, January 26, 2018, at 2:00 p.m., the US House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing before the full committee on music policy:
Music Policy Issues: A Perspective from Those Who Make It
It is worth your while to read the submitted written testimony (included in the link above) from a...Read more →
MALC is actively following the Commonwealth’s FY19 budget process. We watch for several “line items” in the budget- the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC), funding to our libraries, the tourism funding formula, and the film tax credit program. We also monitor what is filed in the “outside” section(s) of the budget.
The first step in our state budget process...Read more →
The Department of Labor (DOL) has proposed a rule that would make it legal for employers to pocket their employees' tips, as long as their workers are paid at least the minimum wage. Your comments are needed before February 5. Learn more and share widely!Read more →