Public Issues

Matters of public concern related to Utah’s visual arts community.

Public Issues

Art Platforms

Last week the Salt Lake Tribune’s Julie Checkoway broke the story about the two presidential candidates platforms regarding the arts. As Checkoway reports, "artists and art-related nonprofits generate about $166.2 billion in revenue per year and $12.6 billion in annual taxes." Obama has for a long time hadhe […]

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Orphaned Works Revisited

Back on May 12, we made a post about the Orphaned Works Bill. Here’s an interesting YouTube post (it’s really an audio file rather than a video) about the subject: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqBZd0cP5Yc If you want to communicate with your elected officials about this bill go to: http://capwiz.com/illustratorspartnership/home/  15 BytesUTAH’S […]

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Equal Rights for Artists

In the March edition of 15 Bytes, Sue Martin provided some tax tips for artists. One of her tips, involving artists donating their work to non-profits raised some questions among our readers. Because Sue wrote that artists should have the receiving organization give them a receipt for the value of their […]

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More Activity on the Hill

The following comes from Beth Jones, Administrative Director of the Utah Cultural Alliance (of which Artists of Utah is a member). We share this with you so as individual citizens you can express your views to your representatives. "Representative Sheryl Allen (R-Davis) and the Board of the Utah Cultural […]