(via the Illustrators Partnership of America)
Artists and advocates should act now to protect the future of copyright!
Congress is considering a new bill to change the way the head of the Copyright Office is appointed. It scheduled for a Rule’s Committee meeting today and will likely be voted on by the House in the next few days. From there...Read more →
On March 21, 2017, Arts Advocacy Day, Americans for the Arts announced the re-introduction of the Comprehensive Resources for Entrepreneurs in the Arts to Transform the Economy (CREATE) Act whose programs will serve to help the creative economy prosper in every form that impacts our culture.
Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) re-introduced S.661 in the Senate, and...Read more →
Calling All Advocates!
Now that the MA House of Representatives has released its proposed FY2018 budget, it’s important to advocate now for funding increases for our arts and cultural institutions. Making calls to your representative takes minimal time and effort, and the upside is, they’ll be so glad to hear from you!
See our recent FY2018 budget posts Read more →
The USDAC is calling on all artists, creative organizers, and concerned citizens to join together on April 4th, 2017, to draw inspiration from and breathe new life into the prophetic words of Dr....Read more →
(On behalf of The Kennedy Center – Office of VSA and Accessibility)
You still have until March 15, 2017
to submit your proposal
The John F. Kennedy...Read more →
Despite the court-ordered stay of President Trump’s first immigration travel ban of late January, 2017, restricting entry of citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries, reports of detention and aggressive interrogation of travelers, including U.S. citizens¹, by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials at US airports were widely reported.
PEN America, an organization dedicated to protecting “open...Read more →
View a sampling of comments to the US Copyright Office (pdf) by clicking above
SAG-AFTRA recently announced their participation with a broad coalition of music industry groups...Read more →
Don’t Wait! Two important federal deadlines are almost here! Act today!
Protect your copyright!
The Librarian of Congress needs to hear your opinion on what priorities the new Register of Copyright should have. Read our recent post on how to respond:
…and why it is so important that you respond to the survey and spread the...Read more →