Briefly Stated 1.15.21

Briefly Stated 1.15.21

COVID-19 VACCINATION AND EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE Wednesday, January 27 at 4:00 PM While 2020 has come to an end, COVID-19 related employment issues, unfortunately, have not. In fact, in the new year, employers will be faced with a whole new host of issues, including: • The COVID-19 vaccine is coming, but can employers require employees to be vaccinated when it…

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2021 Tax Preparation Assistance

2021 Tax Preparation Assistance

Our volunteer accountants aren’t available to prepare tax returns for our pro bono clients between January and April. To accommodate our region’s artists, we’ve hosted free tax preparation clinics in partnership with Gateway EITC and the Davis Tax Foundation since 2013. With safety in mind, we won’t be sponsoring these clinics this year. Here are some options to consider if you…

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Briefly Stated 1.8.21

Briefly Stated 1.8.21

RECORDKEEPING RESOLUTIONS As we look ahead with both hope and uncertainty to 2021, here’s a suggestion that may help you overcome that nagging feeling of being held hostage by the pandemic: Take deliberate control of your creative business. That involves making a commitment to recordkeeping. You can simplify the process with a separate credit card and checking account. Read more.…

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Recordkeeping Resolutions

Recordkeeping Resolutions

By Sue Greenberg, executive director As we look ahead with both hope and uncertainty to 2021, here’s a suggestion that may help you overcome that nagging feeling of being held hostage by the pandemic: Take deliberate control of your creative business. That involves making a commitment to recordkeeping. You can simplify the process by using a separate credit card and…

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Briefly Stated 12.28.20

Briefly Stated 12.28.20

OMNIBUS SPENDING, CORONAVIRUS RELIEF: WHAT'S IN IT FOR US?  The down-to-the-wire bipartisan legislation that Congress passed on December 21 includes $900 billion for Covid-19 economic relief and a $1.4 trillion Omnibus FY21 spending bill that funds the federal government. President Donald Trump signed the bill on December 27. Here’s an inexhaustive look at what the legislation will mean for the…

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Briefly Stated 12.18.20

Briefly Stated 12.18.20

MISSOURI ARTS AWARDS Congratulations to the recipients of the 2021 Missouri Arts Awards, the state’s highest honor in the arts. Honorees are recognized for their profound and lasting contributions to Missouri’s artistic and cultural legacy. The St. Louis area recipients are: Upstream Theater (Arts Organization), Cherokee Street (Creative Community), and Clayco (Philanthropy), which is being recognized especially for its equity efforts, including…

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Briefly Stated 12.11.20

Briefly Stated 12.11.20

CRITICAL MASS MOVES TO GOOGLE The Critical Mass for the Visual Arts online forum has moved from Yahoo to Google. The group is monitored to keep content on topic. Subscribe by sending a blank email to: criticalmassstl+subscribe@googlegroups.com. Established in 1995, Critical Mass for the Visual Arts is a nonprofit visual arts collaborative dedicated to promoting, enhancing, and initiating contemporary visual art in…

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Briefly Stated 12.4.20

Briefly Stated 12.4.20

EVERY ARTIST INSURED Open enrollment on HealthCare.gov runs through December 15. You can’t be denied coverage or be charged more because of a pre-existing condition, and most artists qualify for subsidies. Learn about choosing a plan, estimating your income, and more here. Need help? Get free, in-person or virtual assistance here or call 1-800-466-3213. CREATIVE CAPITAL  Creative Capital supports artists with up to $50,000 in…

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Briefly Stated 11.27.20

Briefly Stated 11.27.20

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…

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Briefly Stated 11.20.20

Briefly Stated 11.20.20

DON’T GIVE UP! Congratulations to Jessica Baran, who described herself as “thrilled, humbled, and bewildered” after being named a 2020 Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers grantee. The program supports writing about contemporary art and aims to ensure that critical writing remains a valued mode of engaging the visual arts. She won a whopping $30,000 in the short-form writing category. On Twitter,…

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