Amicus Brief Defends St. Louis Artist’s 1st Amendment Rights

Amicus Brief Defends St. Louis Artist’s 1st Amendment Rights

Viewpoint censorship should not be allowed of art works properly accepted in an exhibition, according to a friend of the court brief submitted by 17 arts service and advocacy organizations, including St. Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts (VLAA). The brief was filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, urging reversal of a…

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Like It Or Not, Tax Reform Is Here

Like It Or Not, Tax Reform Is Here

With the passage of the most significant tax reform bill in decades, nonprofits want to know how the changes will impact charitable giving and individual taxpayers are asking: What will it mean for me and when? Here are a few quick answers compiled for our constituents: NONPROFITS • The charitable tax deduction has encouraged generations of Americans to contribute billions to tax-exempt…

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Fearless Girl Says Price The Job, Not The Person

Fearless Girl says price the job, not the person

Fearless Girl and the gender pay gap are back in the news with an ironic twist. State Street Global Advisors, the firm that commissioned the crowd-pleasing sculpture as part of its campaign to increase the number of women who serve on corporate boards, recently agreed to pay $5 million to settle U.S. Department of Labor allegations that it discriminated against…

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Arts Organizations Feed Our Souls…and Put Food On Tables

Arts organizations feed our souls…and put food on tables

Arts, culture and creativity are big business in St. Louis, according to The Arts & Economic Prosperity 5, a newly released study conducted by Americans for the Arts (AFTA). In 2015, nonprofit arts and culture industry generated $591 million in annual economic activity in St. Louis City and County, supporting 19,129 full-time equivalent jobs — jobs that won’t be shipped overseas…

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CERF+ Workshop And Grant Opportunity

CERF+ Workshop and Grant Opportunity

Emergencies can happen anywhere. Are you prepared? CERF+, the Regional Arts Commission of St Louis (RAC) and St Louis Volunteer Lawyers and Accountants for the Arts (VLAA) are promoting artist readiness with a workshop and mini-grant opportunity: FREE WORKSHOP 5 Ways to Be a More Resilient Artist Friday, October 20, 4:30 - 6:00 pm Regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar Blvd.…

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Fire Safety For Artists

Fire Safety for Artists

Here are some highlights and tips from Fire Safety for Artists, a workshop that was co-sponsored by All the Art, Critical Mass for the Visual Arts and VLAA at the Regional Arts Commission on May 11, 2017. • CERF+ is a national arts service organization that provides emergency readiness and safety resources that can benefit all artists. Craft artists can…

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The Ethics Game Show

Wednesday, May 17 hosted by the St. Louis Community Foundation in Oak Knoll Park presentation begins promptly at 3:00 PM reception follows at 5:30 PM 2.0 Hours of Missouri CLE or CPE Ethics Credit Join us for a fast-paced CLE/CPE ethics seminar in the format of a panel game show. Four teams will compete as “contestants,” answering ethics questions, hypotheticals and dilemmas…

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Volunteer Survey: “Keep Up The Good Work”

Volunteer Survey: “Keep Up the Good Work”

What motivates our volunteers? Giving back, personal satisfaction and the opportunity to support the arts in our community are the top factors, according to our recent survey. Ninety-three volunteers completed the survey. The last survey was conducted in 2011, when 47 volunteers responded. “We’re gratified by the number of volunteers who took the time to complete the rather lengthy survey and…

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Holiday Reception

Holiday Reception

Our holiday reception will be held at Link Auction Galleries in the Central West End (Kingshighway & Washington) on Thursday, December 1, 5:30-7:00 PM. Founded in 2014, the full-scale auction house takes its name from Theodore Link, the architect who designed its national historic registry building. Our volunteers, clients and other guests will have an opportunity to preview the fine…

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Much Ado About Ethics: Free CLE/CPE

Much Ado About Ethics: Free CLE/CPE

Monday, May 9, 2016 Regional Arts Commission, 6128 Delmar (free parking behind the Pageant) Presentation begins promptly at 3:00 PM Rooftop reception follows at 5:30 PM 2.0 Hours of Missouri CLE or CPE Ethics Credit The works of William Shakespeare address many ethical dilemmas. Mike Downey, Downey Law Group, and professional actors will use scenes from Hamlet, Twelfth Night, King…

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