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 →
On July 17, Governor Charlie Baker signed off on House Bill 3800, the budget for Fiscal Year 2018.
Among the budget line items Baker vetoed (by reducing or zeroing out completely) were ones MALC has been tracking:
Massachusetts Cultural Council – 0640-0300 – Reduced by $1,875,000 to $12,075,699.
Center for the Book – 7000-9508...Read more →
This afternoon, July 17, 2017, Governor Baker announced his signing of House Bill 3800, the budget for FY2018.
To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives,
Pursuant to Section 5 of Article 63 of the Amendments to the Constitution, we are today signing House Bill 3800, “An Act Making Appropriations for the Fiscal Year...Read more →
~ Arts Action Alert via the Americans for the Arts
July 12, 2017
Today, the U.S. House Interior Appropriations Committee advanced a bill to provide funding for our nation’s natural and cultural resources, proposing $145 million to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for FY2018. This is a $5 million...Read more →
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July 12 is the Internet-Wide Day of Action to Save Net Neutrality
Net neutrality is the basic principle that protects our free speech on the Internet. “Title II” of the Communications Act is what provides the legal foundation for net neutrality and prevents Internet Service Providers...Read more →
Call-to-Action via the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network:
A U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee approved a bill with a rider that would significantly weaken enforcement of the Johnson Amendment, vital language in U.S. tax code that...Read more →
News via the Massachusetts Cultural Council:
Legislature’s Final State Budget Funds Arts & Culture at Current Levels
July 7, 2017
The state Legislature approved a budget today that will support the arts, humanities, and sciences through the Mass Cultural Council at current levels of just under $14 million.
Faced once again with sluggish revenue growth, the Governor...Read more →
The Lowell Art & Makers Festival is a brand new 2-day festival happening in downtown Lowell, MA on September 16 & 17, 2017 from 12-6pm each day. Over 60 artist tents will be combined with a maker festival, music, performing artists, interactive public art, and more. With a substantial creative community in the city,...Read more →