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Request for Content Proposals for Conference 2019
June 3 – 5, 2019, Nashville
Please share your ideas and suggestions through our new online form. The League’s Knowledge, Learning, and Leadership team will review all submissions and curate sessions that reflect a thoughtful balance of institutions, topics, and perspectives. While not all proposals can be accepted, all will be kept for future consideration. We appreciate your time in making thoughtful suggestions.
Excellent proposals will address topics that appeal to multiple facets of the orchestral field (i.e., management, artistic, operational, engagement, etc. lenses) and articulate learning objectives. Topics should be timely and relevant to the current landscape of the field and to our Conference attendees. Proposals that outline content suitable for active learning activities and high audience engagement will be given preference.
All proposals should be submitted through the online form. Content should not center around specific commercial products or services. Multiple topics may be submitted, though we ask that only one submission is outlined in each proposal form.
All proposals should be submitted no later than 11:59pm on Wednesday, October 24, 2018.
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League Phones are Down
Latest Arts Policy Developments
February 17, 2017
|How to Stay A Step Ahead of Rapid Policy Changes|
|There is no shortage of recent policy developments in Washington, D.C. that intersect with the many ways orchestras serve their communities. Following is a summary of key actions that have taken place in just the past few weeks, and the ways the League and orchestras are getting engaged in the policy process. Here are some ways to act now that will position the arts well for the policy action that's ahead of us:
|New Visa Enforcement Actions Anticipated|
Artists Visas: The League has partnered with 20 other national arts organizations ona joint statement that urges policy leaders to retain access to artist visas and support opportunities for worldwide cultural exchange as the Department of Homeland Security takes next steps in its review of national security measures. President Trump announced yesterday that a new executive order on immigration policy will be issued within days, following court action that suspended implementation of his prior executive order. The League provides up-to-the minute guidance for navigating all changes to the artist visa process on our dedicated website, www.artistsfromabroad.org, to help orchestras ensure that they can continue to engage international guest artists for performances.
|Nonprofits Unify to Support Giving Incentives in Tax Reform|
Charitable Giving: In the coming weeks and months Congress is crafting comprehensive tax reform proposals, and the Senate is likely to take action to see that a tax package can pass its chamber by a simple majority vote before the end of the year. Any big-picture changes on tax rates and the size of the standard deduction could significantly impact the private contributions that support orchestras and the full array of nonprofit organizations that serve community needs. The League is an active member of the Charitable Giving Coalition and issued a call to action for orchestras to join nonprofit organizations nationwide this week to ask Congress to protect and expand incentives for giving.
|States Move Ahead to Implement New Education Law|
Arts Education: On February 10, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued a letter to all state education leaders encouraging continued progress on state plans for implementing the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which are due to be submitted to the U.S. Department of Education this spring and fall. ESSA was crafted with bipartisan support in 2015 and includes new provisions to support a well-rounded education while also handing more flexibility to the states for implementation. The League is asking Congress to fully fund the arts education and well-rounded provisions of the new law, while orchestras engage at the state and local level to call for more equitable access to a complete arts education as states shape their ESSA implementation plans.