• A Thanksgiving for Artists

    by  • November 25, 2013 • Legislation, News


    ovember is the best time of year for artists and their legislators to come together Under the Dome. Never has there been so much active legislative support and interest in creating a healthy creative sector in our state. Not only should we be thankful, but mindful that building our sector involves everyone’s participation.

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    A Commitment to Artists, at the State House

    “Legislators spoke about the power artists have. It’s a power that, Rep. Cory Atkins said, artists don’t talk about enough. Whereas a political issue of the day has a timely significance, the work artists do can transcend time – and be remembered. “Artists go where politicians fail,” she said. Recognizing that such power merits compensation, Rep. Sarah Peake shared that she is seeking to establish a commission to study and develop guidelines on how to compensate artists whose work is exhibited in public spaces.”

    Learn Democracy “Do It Yourself”

    MALC recently launched a new series focusing on advocacy tips for citizen artists: Democracy DIY, as in “Do It Yourself.” Author John Weeks takes artists inside Massachusetts state politics in this exciting new series.

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    The goal of the Massachusetts Artists Leaders Coalition (MALC) is to ensure that Massachusetts artists of all disciplines have a voice in public dialogs, decisions, and key public policy initiatives that impact the artists community and the creative economy. MALC works to ensure that artists have a permanent place at the policy making table.