Money for Artists: Event Schedule

March 15th, 2006 · No Comments · Los Angeles, Writing

The US government could soon be issuing checks for $2,500 to every American visual artist.

Los Angeles-based artist Jeffrey Vallance and the graduating class of the California College of the Arts MA Curatorial Practice program is proposing an idea of a federal bill that would create a benefit fund for all living visual artists in the United States.

The newly commissioned project is coming to Los Angeles and setting up a campaign headquarters, March 16-18. They will be introducing Preserving America’s Cultural Heritage at two public discussions and will be infiltrating galleries and art organizations all over the city during the three-day campaign initiative.

The bill under discussion proposes a 1% tax on the sale of all art in the United States to fund a program to benefit individual artists. Annual disbursements from this fund would be paid to eligible artists living in the US. Eligibility would be awarded to those who file as visual artists on their tax forms and have evidence of an exhibition history. Additionally, the new legislation would create an artist registry organization that would administer the annual payments. The organization would also assist with the enforcement and efficacy of resale royalty laws like the California Resale Royalties Act (Civil Code 986), which requires a 5% royalty from sales of $1,000 or more to be paid to the artist or their estate.

More info here.

Los Angeles Campaign
Friday, March 17 – 1–3pm
EDA Room 104
UCLA Department of Art
11000 Kinross Ave
LA, CA 90095-1615

Saturday, March 18 – 6–9pm
Culver City & Bergamot Station galleries

Sunday, March 19 – 1–3pm
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE)
6522 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028

Legislation Official Mailing on Tax Day
Saturday, April 15 • 3pm
San Francisco City Hall

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