Briefly Stated 10.23.20

Briefly Stated 10.23.20

CREATIVE STIMULUS PROJECT: CALL TO ARTISTS The Critical Mass for the Visual Arts Creative Stimulus Project provides up to three artists or artist collaborations with $1,500 of unrestricted operating capital, the opportunity to exhibit their work in a group exhibition, and participation in the Critical Mass Five Questions podcast. The deadline is November 19. Apply here. INVENTIVE MASKS In Denver,…

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Briefly Stated 10.16.20

Briefly Stated 10.16.20

DEFENDING FREE SPEECH FOR ALL Please join St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts (VLAA) and Left Bank Books (LBB) on November 11 at 7:00 PM when PEN America’s Suzanne Nossel will discuss her new book Dare to Speak: Defending Free Speech for All. Nossel will be in conversation with former VLAA board president and Thompson Coburn partner…

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Briefly Stated 10.9.20

Briefly Stated 10.9.20

GRAFFITI ARTISTS DECLARE VICTORY The Supreme Court has rejected the petition to hear a case brought by the real estate developer who whitewashed the graffiti-covered 5Pointz warehouses in Queens. The artists sued under the Visual Artists Rights Act (VARA), a 1990 federal copyright law that grants creators certain “moral rights” providing limited protection against destruction or mutilation of their art. The developer’s petition argued…

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Briefly Stated 10.2.20

Briefly Stated 10.2.20

RAC’S COVID-19 IMPACT SURVEYS The Regional Arts Commission (RAC) wants to hear from you! Artists and arts organizations in the bi-state area (St. Louis City and County as well as Franklin, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, St. Charles, and St. Clair counties) are invited to take RAC’s COVID-19 impact surveys. Access the organization survey here (one per organization, please) and the individual…

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Briefly Stated: 9.25.20

Briefly Stated: 9.25.20

RAC’S COVID-19 IMPACT SURVEYS The Regional Arts Commission (RAC) wants to hear from you! Artists and arts organizations in the bi-state area (St. Louis City and County as well as Franklin, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, St. Charles, and St. Clair counties) are invited to take RAC’s COVID-19 impact surveys. Access the organization survey here (one per organization, please) and the individual…

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Briefly Stated 9.18.20

Briefly Stated 9.18.20

SLOUP IS ZOOMING BACK SLOUP, a pop-up soup dinner that crowdfunds microgrants for arts and community initiatives, is returning on September 27. The organizers have reimagined the popular event for Zoom. Event details are on Facebook. ARTISTS THRIVE: NATIONAL SUMMIT Artists Thrive aims to identify the things that help artists pursue their vision and to enable communities to benefit from the arts in…

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Briefly Stated 9.11.20

Briefly Stated 9.11.20

VOTER REGISTRATION & BALLOT NOTARIZATION AT CAM Get out the vote! The Contemporary Art Museum (CAM) staff and volunteers are registering eligible Missouri voters and notarizing ballots for the 2020 general election. Important deadlines: October 7 for voter registration and October 14 for mailing ballots. Make a free reservation. WORKFORCE HEALTH AND WELLNESS WEBINAR The Missouri ArtSafe webinar series will continue…

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Pro Bono Ethics Webinar

Pro Bono Ethics webinar

Tuesday, September 29 at 4:00 PM 1.0 Hour of Missouri CLE or CPE Ethics Credit While handling a case pro bono means a lawyer is volunteering their time, it does not mean that the representation is free from following all the ethical rules that apply to any case. Using arts-related examples, this program will address the basic ethics that any…

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Briefly Stated 9.4.20

Briefly Stated 9.4.20

WHY IS IT SO HARD FOR ARTISTS TO TALK ABOUT MONEY? This Fractured Atlas blog answers this pesky question and includes links to other posts, including How to Create a Budget for Your Artistic Project. VLAA WELCOMES NEW BOARD MEMBER Pacia Elaine Anderson, a written, spoken, visual, and teaching Word Artist, has joined our board of directors. She collaborates as…

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Briefly Stated 8.28.20

Briefly Stated 8.28.20

CODE RED #SaveOurStages On September 1, from 9:00 PM to midnight, arts venues across the country, including The Fox, Kranzberg Arts Foundation’s buildings, The Muny, Opera Theatre, The Pageant and Delmar Hall, Powell Hall, The Rep, The Sheldon, The Factory, production company facilities, and union halls will be lit up in red. The goal is to raise public awareness about…

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