Important update from our friends in the film sector!
A member of the State Senate’s leadership team has filed an amendment (#38) to the state budget which would effectively kill the film & TV production program.
(Boston, MA) – The Senate Committee on Ways and Means released its version of next year’s state budget today, recommending $16.5 million for the arts, humanities, and sciences through the Mass Cultural Council.
That would represent an increase of $2.5 million, or 18 percent, in...Read more →
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(Boston, MA) – The state House of Representatives approved a budget yesterday that would cut funding for the arts, humanities, and sciences through the Mass Cultural Council by nearly $2 million for the coming fiscal year.
The House budget plan would fund Mass Cultural Council...Read more →
Time is very short (Thursday noon) to ask your state representative to sign on to amendments currently submitted by concerned legislators to restore much needed arts, humanities and science funding to the proposed FY2018 budget.
Find out how to make that call/email here:
This important step is necessary so that amendments attached to the FY2018 budget to...Read more →
There are many artists’ unions in the U.S. (SAG-AFTRA, the Boston Musicians’ Association, the National Writer’s Union, to name a few) and many artists of all disciplines who hold part-time jobs as adjunct professors, and/or work in labor positions for their second jobs. Therefore, it is distressing to learn that UMass Amherst’s Labor Center, as well as many labor...Read more →
In the wake of the recent NLRB ruling permitting graduate teaching and research assistants at private universities to unionize, the Harvard Crimson reports that administrators and graduate students look forward to a meeting to discuss the way forward.
“We look forward to talking with the administration about having a free and fair union...Read more →
It is going to a very busy two weeks up at the Massachusetts State House.
The Senate Ways & Means budget is slated to be released on Tuesday, May 17th at 11am. Amendments to the Senate budget will more than likely need to be filed by Friday, May 20th, and on Tuesday, May 24th,...Read more →