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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Election Year Warning From The IRS

Election Year Warning From the IRS

As the presidential election approaches, don’t let your enthusiasm jeopardize your arts organization’s tax-exempt status. Be aware that 501(c)(3) organizations are prohibited from participating or intervening in any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to candidates for public office. The prohibition applies to campaigns at the federal, state and local level. Violation of this prohibition could result in…

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Briefly Stated 8.21.20

Briefly Stated 8.21.20

BRIEFLY STATED MILESTONE The pandemic has brought many side effects and a few of them are surprisingly positive. Last week, we sent our 20th weekly e-blast to the bi-state arts community. More than 1,000 readers opened it — our largest open rate to date. We’re grateful for your interest. WEEKLY UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS TO BE BOOSTED BY $300 Missouri is among…

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Briefly Stated 8.14.20

Briefly Stated 8.14.20

POLITICS, PRESIDENTS, AND PLAYLISTS For years, songwriters and musicians have balked when candidates — who the artists haven’t endorsed — play their songs at rallies. On August 4, Neil Young took legal action. He filed a federal lawsuit against the Trump campaign over the use of “Rockin’ the Free World” and “Devil’s Sidewalk.” Young could have a good case. Check out…

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Briefly Stated 8.7.20

Briefly Stated 8.7.20

SLOUP IS BACK! SLOUP, a pop-up soup dinner that crowdfunds microgrants for arts and community initiatives, is returning on September 27. The organizers are reimagining the popular event in the wake of COVID-19. For details, subscribe to SLOUP’s email list. PROPOSED UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFIT LEGISLATIVE FIX As Congress debates the extension of the expired $600 per-week federal unemployment benefit subsidy, proposed…

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Briefly Stated 7.31.20

Briefly Stated 7.31.20

FUNDING OPPORTUNITY: THE DIVIDED CITY The Divided City 2020 initiative will award grants of up to $10,000 to individuals and organizations in the St. Louis metro region engaged in creative practice or community work related to urban segregation. The initiative is housed in Washington University’s Center for the Humanities. There’s an info session on August 11. The application deadline is…

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Re-Opening Plan Guidance

Re-Opening Plan Guidance

As arts organizations begin to re-open or to develop plans to resume operations, the Missouri ArtSafe program is helping our sector protect the health and safety of our employees, affiliated artists and crews, volunteers, students, and audiences. The program, developed by the Missouri Arts Council in cooperation with cultural partners across the state, includes this frontline staff training video. Another…

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