Nonprofit Board Service Ethics

Nonprofit Board Service Ethics

Wednesday, May 15 at 4:00 PM at Armstrong Teasdale, 7700 Forsyth 2.0 Hours of Missouri CLE or CPE Ethics Credit Our lively discussion will use “ripped from the headlines” examples to examine some of the hard choices board members face when carrying out their oversight responsibilities, including: clarifying roles, conflict of interest, D&O insurance and statutory protection for board service,…

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VLAA Moving Into The High Low In Grand Center

VLAA Moving Into The High Low In Grand Center

We're pleased to announce that we'll be moving into the High Low, The Kranzberg Arts Foundation’s new literary arts venue in Grand Center. The renovated 2-story building, 3301 Washington, will open this summer. It will include office suites, workspaces for writers, a cafe, library, event space and gallery. “We couldn’t be more excited,” said VLAA Executive Director Sue Greenberg. “Our…

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Get in Character and Support VLAA

VLAA Co-founder Marvin J. Nodiff is selling naming rights to characters in his forthcoming whodunit, The Pinball Lawyer. Money raised from the sale will support VLAA. If you'd like to have your name, or the name of a loved one (including a pet), immortalized in his novel, please make a $150 donation no later than March 20. You’ll be thanked…

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Appeals Court Dismisses Pulphus Lawsuit

Appeals Court Dismisses Pulphus Lawsuit

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has dismissed Pulphus v. Ayers, the lawsuit challenging the removal of Untitled #1, a painting by St. Louis artist David Pulphus, from a U.S. Capitol high school student art exhibit. The unanimous three-judge decision did not address the First Amendment issues raised by the case. Instead, the November 30 ruling declared…

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Holiday Reception

Holiday Reception

Our annual "thank you" holiday reception will be held in the MADE, 5127 Delmar, on Thursday, December 6, 5:30 to 7:00 PM. The free event will feature self-guided tours of the new makerspace and live music by Paul Niehaus IV. RSVP here About MADE MADE stands for Makers, Artists, Designers and Entrepreneurs. The new facility, which opens later this month, will…

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The Profitable Artist

The Profitable Artist

Service organizations like the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and VLAA understand that although most artists are running small businesses, too many are unfamiliar with business concepts that can help them move towards more sustainable careers. NYFA’s second edition of The Profitable Artist draws on the Brooklyn-based organization’s many years of top-notch professional development programs. Written for artists…

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Vote ‘No’ On Proposition A

Vote ‘No’ on Proposition A

by Sue Greenberg “Please vote no on August 7.” On Monday, Jen Cody (above) and fellow cast members now appearing in The Muny’s production of Gypsy worked phone banks urging voters to defeat Proposition A. They believe, as I do, that weakened unions endanger our cultural ecosystem. Approval of Proposition A would make Missouri a “right-to-work” state. Under the misleadingly named…

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Remarks By Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay

Remarks by Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay

VLAA’s Censored at the US Capitol: Pulphus v. Ayers and Its Implications, April 30, 2018 Good afternoon everyone and thank you for that kind welcome. First of all, I want to thank Sue Greenberg and the Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts for taking a stand in defense of David Pulphus and his 1st Amendment Right of self-expression. David…

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Ethics Goes To The Movies

Ethics Goes to the Movies

Monday, May 14 at 4:00 PM 2.0 Hours of Missouri CLE or CPE Ethics Credit Hosted by Armstrong Teasdale, 7700 Forsyth in the Centene Plaza Building (free parking in the garage just west of the building) Ethics training can be fun! Professor Robert R. Kuehn's interactive program features movie clips (with popcorn) and a lively discussion of ethical dilemmas and the…

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Unsung Heroes Advocate For Creatives

Unsung Heroes Advocate for Creatives

Brigid Flynn (left) and Liz Deichmann (right) saw an unmet need and created Midwest Artist Project Services (MAPS). Founded in 2011, their nonprofit, tax-exempt organization serves and empowers individual artists, collectives and emerging arts organizations by providing business consultation, fiscal sponsorship, professional development and vetted online resources. Unsung heroes, Brigid and Liz run this robust organization on a volunteer basis. St. Louis…

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