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.
MALC fought for…
Policy and Funding Advocacy
MALC works to ensure Massachusetts artists of all disciplines...Read more →
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...Read more →
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 It was passed into law this July, only to be repealed two months later.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...Read more →
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...Read more →
On Thursday, December 12 from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM, the U.S. Department of Commerce will hold a public meeting at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in Alexandria, VA. The meeting, which will take place in the Madison Auditorium, will focus on Copyright Policy, Creativity, and Innovation in the Digital Economy....Read more →
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,...Read more →
Collage courtesy of Norah Dooley, MALC Steering Committee, story teller, author, gadfly.
The Seventh Annual Artists Under the Dome Event was a smashing success!...Read more →
Some key reminders:
Remember to Vote on Tuesday, November 5th if there are elections in your city/town!
Where to find out to vote in the Commonwealth: http://www.wheredoivotema.com/bal/myelectioninfo.aspx
If you live in Boston and/or have friends who live in Boston – remind them to vote (for the primary election there was just over 30 percent...Read more →