• Posts Tagged ‘2013’

    2013: Wrap Up and Review

    by  • December 30, 2013 • News

    The Massachusetts Artists Leaders Coalition (MALC) was busy in 2013. We fought for artists’ rights and for a healthy creative economy. We helped to make arts and culture an important policy issue in the Boston mayoral race and much, much more.

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    Policy and Funding Advocacy

    MALC works to ensure Massachusetts artists of all disciplines...

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    Boston Mayor-Elect Marty Walsh To Hold Open Town Meeting On Policy Issues This Saturday, Dec. 14

    by  • December 11, 2013 • Calls to Action

    BOSTON – Mayor-elect Marty Walsh has announced an all-day open town meeting with issue-specific breakout groups, to supplement his Transition Committee’s Issues Working Groups public hearings. The event will give all Boston residents the opportunity to share their ideas with the leaders of the Transition Committee Issues Working Groups about how they would improve...

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    Tech Tax Rebate Deadline Dec. 31!

    by  • December 11, 2013 • Calls to Action, News

    The “Tech Tax.” It was passed into law this July, only to be repealed two months later. The tax, which placed a sales/use levy on computer and software services, immediately came under fire from members of the tech community, as well as individuals throughout the creative sector.  The legislature responded quickly and Governor Deval...

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    Artist/Community Organizer Francesca McKenzie Tackles the “G-word”

    by  • December 11, 2013 • Issues, Opinions

    The Arts Organization’s Role in Addressing Gentrification

    By Francesca McKenzie

    The role of the artist and arts organization in gentrification

    Gentrification is an uncomfortable word for artists. The beginning of rapid development in a neighborhood can often be tracked down to when a large group of artists (usually young, energetic transplant artists with good intentions and empty...

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