• Conference Committee Budget is Out

    by  • July 7, 2017

    This morning, the Conference Committee released its budget which will be voted on this afternoon by the Massachusetts House and Senate. Lawmakers can not change this budget or add amendments to it. They can vote  yes, no, or abstain from voting on it.

    To view the Conference Committee budget and see what amendments made it...

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    Fair Dealing in Arts/Music Funding Around the World

    by  • June 30, 2017

    Based on the latest data, France, with a population of 66.8 million people, federally funds music at $307 million. England (population 53 million) federally funds music at $53 million. The U.S., with a population of 321.4 million, spends just $8 million for music federally, and the Trump administration proposes cutting that to zero.

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    Two July Deadlines for Artists (updated July 7th)

    by  • June 29, 2017

    Boston’s New Artist Fellowship deadline has been extended to July 17th

    The City of Boston will offer five fellowship awards, each worth $10,000 in 2017. Awards will be distributed across artistic disciplines, and the number of awards per discipline will vary according to the applications received and the recommendations of the review panel. Awards will...

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    Wonderful Talk by Dr. Barbara Lewis about African American Poet Phillis Wheatley

    by  • June 27, 2017

    Worth the watch!

    Dr. Barbara Lewis, Director of the Trotter Institute at UMass Boston, gives a wonder talk about African American Poet Phillis Wheatley:

    “Professor Barbara Lewis talked about the time in which poet Phillis Wheatley lived. She spoke about Boston’s treatment of slaves and Phillis Wheatley’s standing in her master’s household. She also looked at...

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