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MAC LAUNCHES FEATURED ARTIST PROGRAM
The Missouri Arts Council (MAC) just launched a new program that’s promoting and supporting artists and showcasing the depth and variety of Missouri creativity. Check out the inaugural artists and their work here. Selected artists drawn from all disciplines — four each month from around the state — will receive a $300 stipend. Learn more about Featured Artist and apply here.

HIGH HOPES FOR BIDEN’S ARTS AGENDA
What will Joe Biden’s culture policy look like? According to The Art Newspaper, there are good reasons to believe that the White House will give the arts a central policy-making role.

VLAA’S MEDIATION SERVICE
Embroiled in an arts-related dispute? Our mediation service is an informal and confidential method of resolving conflicts outside of the court system. The process is particularly well suited for the arts because it addresses relationship issues (like trust, respect, fairness, and friendship), procedural issues (like how decisions are made), and substantive issues (like money). Please contact us for more information.

DANCE & COPYRIGHT
While choreographic works are copyrightable, individual movements or common dance steps by themselves don’t qualify for protection. Of course, drawing the line isn’t simple, so courts are stepping in. Learn more.

EVERY ARTIST INSURED
Don’t wait until the last minute! Open enrollment on HealthCare.gov runs through December 15. Need help with your application or exploring plan options? Find free, in-person or virtual assistance or call 1-800-466-3213.

MAPS MOCK GRANT PANEL
One way to learn how to write better grant proposals is to observe a review panel. On December 1 at 6:00 PM, a three-person committee will use the Midwest Artist Project Services (MAPS) fiscal sponsorship program criteria to evaluate and rank applications that were submitted for review by the mock panel. Register for the virtual event.

SERVING OUR ARTS COMMUNITY
Please know that our two part-time staff members and amazing volunteers are here to assist you in any way we can. Do you have comments, questions or suggestions? Contact us.

ART IS US
Gratitude persists. Angela Jackson (Illinois) and Karen Craigo (Missouri) were among more than 30 state poets laureate who submitted short poems to the New York Times for publication on Thanksgiving Day. Read all their works here.