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Boston Common: Kathleen Bitetti

As part of our continued effort to foster strong communities, we’re rolling out a new interview series, called “Boston Common.” In it we will highlight the people and organizations that shape Boston and New England’s cultural sector by going straight…

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THE CREATIVE ALLIANCE COLUMN

By KATHLEEN BITETTI Greetings! I have decided to dedicated this column to breaking news, Action Need, and Save the Dates announcements. There are two important warnings and two updates for those Massachusetts Residents who do not have health insurance. Make…

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THE CREATIVE ALLIANCE COLUMN

By KATHLEEN BITETTI Part-timer’s and Adjunct Professors Health Insurance and Retirement Legislation Greetings! Here are two pieces of Massachusetts legislation that will probably be of interest to the artist community. Rather than re-work the information, I am posting the email…

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THE CREATIVE ALLIANCE COLUMN

By KATHLEEN BITETTI INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS & THE HEALTH CARE REFORM LAW In 2004, Massachusetts altered the law governing Independent Contractors, unbeknownst to many in this State. Essentially, it is now next to impossible for someone to be paid as an…

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THE CREATIVE ALLIANCE COLUMN

By KATHLEEN BITETTI I have some great news to report out. On June 5th the Connector Board voted unanimously to change the definition of Gross Income to Adjusted Gross Income contained in the Regulations “Determining Affordability for the Individual Mandate…

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THE CREATIVE ALLIANCE COLUMN

By KATHLEEN BITETTI As many of you know, the Artists Foundation has been working very hard on the Health Care Reform Law implementation. Hence my lapse in articles. First a warning of sorts… You may have or will be getting…

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CREATIVE ALLIANCE COLUMN

By KATHLEEN BITETTI Print this article “An informed populace makes wise decisions” — President Thomas Jefferson You may have now heard about the Massachusetts Health Care Reform Law and its individual mandate requiring that all Massachusetts residents over 18 must…

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THE CREATIVE ALLIANCE COLUMN

By KATHLEEN BITETTI Congrats to Big Red on the 50th issue! Turning 50 usually means that one re-examines their goals and/or sets new goals. Here are some of my goals that I hope happen by the time Big Red has…

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THE CREATIVE ALLIANCE COLUMN

By KATHLEEN BITETTI What makes a scam a scam? As a continuation in the spirit of my column on fair trade means fair trade — I want to first alert artists to a scam that has come to my attention.…

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THE CREATIVE ALLIANCE COLUMN

By KATHLEEN BITETTI Jason Schupbach is the director of ArtistLink which is currently housed at the Massachusetts Cultural Council. He has been attending meetings for artist housing and artist work space development all over Massachusetts for the past year and…

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THE CREATIVE ALLIANCE COLUMN

By KATHLEEN BITETTI What to do on your summer vacation- Creative Alliance reading/web list I have been making a list of great books and websites for artists and supporters of artists to read this summer (for the record I also…

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THE CREATIVE ALLIANCE COLUMN

By KATHLEEN BITETTI The revolution will not be televised Part Two- Fair Trades Means Fair Trade. There has been an explosion of art auctions to raise moneys for non-profit organizations. These organizations repeatedly ask artists to donate their art and/or…

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CREATIVE ALLIANCE COLUMN

By KATHLEEN BITETTI The revolution will not be televised Part One- the Creative Economy and Cultural Development Addressing creative economy & tourism issues What the foundation of creative economy is and what communities have been left out of the discussion.…

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THE CREATIVE ALLIANCE COLUMN

By KATHLEEN BITETTI An interview with a true Citizen Artist¬† Sand T is an artist, activist, and founder of artSPACE@16. She has been doing some amazing community building for artists and the arts in Malden, MA. She has founded a…

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THE CREATIVE ALLIANCE COLUMN

By KATHLEEN BITETTI Why every artist should know who all their elected officials are. As a working artist, as an activist, and also as the executive director for the Artists Foundation, I learned that elected officials are very interested in…

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THE CREATIVE ALLIANCE COLUMN

By KATHLEEN BITETTI Greetings to all. I am honored to have been asked to write for Big Red & Shiny, and rather than duplicate my FYI column in artsMEDIA, I am going to write a column that addresses timely public…