mass-story.com

the living art of storytelling in Massachusetts

"Disaster/Emergency Aid for Massachusetts Artists working in all disciplines.
This fund will be used to help artists who have had a health care emergency
(i.e. could not pay their medical bills or medical insurance) as well as to help
those artists who suffered other types of emergencies (fires, floods, theft).

Oct 5th is a hearing by the Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts & Cultural Development-
the Emergency Disaster Aid Bill for Artists is going to be heard .

The Hearing is at the Strand Theater in Boston at 1pm

WHO CAN GO and testify in favor of the bill?
We will also need to do a state-wide push for written testimony in favor of the legislation via email.

Info on the bill:

http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/senate/186/st01/st01869.htm

An Act Establishing a Disaster and Emergency Aid Fund for Massachusetts Artists- Senate Bill 1869
The bill was originall y filed in 2008 and has been refiled in 2009. It would allow for the State Treasurer's Office to establish a specific state fund for Disaster/Emergency Aid for Massachusetts Artists working in all discipline s. This fund will be used to help artists who have had a health care emergency (i.e. could not pay their medical bills or medical insurance) as well as to help those artists who suffered other types of emergencies (fires, floods, theft). The funds would be generated from the Treasurer's sale of artwork collected by the abandoned property division and funds generated from the private sector. No funds would be taken out of existing state funds or the state budget.

--Filed by Senator Hart

Detailed list of the Hearing:

Legislative Hearing

The Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development

Monday, October 5, 2009 at 1 pm
Strand Theatre
543 Columbia Road Dorchester, MA 02125

Views: 9

Comment

You need to be a member of mass-story.com to add comments!

Join mass-story.com

FIRST PRIZE AT GRAND SLAM STORY SLAM

Grand Prize for South Shore Grand Slam Story Slam generously donated by Nicolette Heavey and Stories In The Streets (A Maine Get Away)

https://www.facebook.com/StoriesInTheStreets

Stories in the Streets in an outreach literacy program that focuses on families in at-risk areas and fosters community engagement in storytelling by: 1) Creating opportunities for public storytelling wherever families gather — a farmer’s market, laundromat, or food line; and, 2) Offering storytelling workshops that raise family engagement in literacy, cultural awareness and community understanding.  The program is currently active in Lawrence, Brockton and Randolph.

Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

Forum

What is a story slam? Get the FAQs! 9 Replies

Started by Norah Dooley in Uncategorized. Last reply by Tamara Safford Feb 4, 2014.

Press Clippings 2012-2013 - Links and as a Pdf

Started by Norah Dooley in Sample Title Jun 26, 2013.

Storytelling is front page news in Boston...12/22/12 2 Replies

Started by Norah Dooley in Sample Title. Last reply by Brendyn Schneider Dec 23, 2012.

Grand Slam Story Slam Fuller Craft Museum May 7th

The South Shore story Slams presents The GRAND SLAM STORY SLAM MAY 5TH @The Company Theater 6:30PM the winners of Doyles and SS Story Slam Season compete for Maine Getaway valued at  $1,000. Get your tickets before they are gone $25.00 in advance $20.00 members at door $30.00 non members 

Badge

Loading…

© 2020   Created by andrea lovett.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service