Public Issues

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

Public Issues

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/ 

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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 […]

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Getting Busy on the Hill

It’s not every legislative session that attention gets paid to the visual arts in Utah, but this year Representative James Dunnigan (R-Taylorsville) wants at least to take notice of the art the state already has. The state government that is. Dunnigan’s bill, SB33, proposes to inventory the state’s art collection. Once […]

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Legislative Wrap-Up

Information in this article taken from a summary provided by the Utah Cultural Alliance. On March 5th the Utah Cultural Alliance held a Legislative Wrap-Up, the last of their legislative forums for 2007, which included speakers Carter Livingston, Kim Hale, Sabrina King Carter Livingston, political consultant and lobbyist, commented that […]