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Movers & Makers
Save the Date: October 19, 2022

Join us October 19, from 7:00 – 8:00 PM, for Movers & Makers, an event to celebrate the artists and creative entrepreneurs who inspire us and the legal and business champions who serve the creative good. Movers & Makers will be held as an online event and will feature the artists and creative entrepreneurs in our fellowship programs, special guests, and those we are honoring for their extraordinary support of our creative economy. 

If you would like to see a recording of last’s year event, you can view it here.

A special thank you to The Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, The Clowes Fund, and Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation for their support for our Fellowship programs.

Meet our 2021
HONOREES

Robert B. Fraser Award for Pro Bono Excellence

The A&BC honored Michelle Brownlee, Trademark Counsel at the Bose Corporation, with the Robert B. Fraser Award for Pro Bono Excellence for her longstanding service to both the arts sector and the legal professions. Michelle has supported Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts (VLA) organizations for nearly her entire legal career, starting in New York while still a student at Columbia Law School. She has volunteered with the VLA of Massachusetts for over 10 years, assisting artists across creative disciplines on matters involving trademark, copyright, and even family law. In addition to representing artists on legal issues, Michelle has also been an enthusiastic mentor and supporter of her fellow volunteer attorneys.

Honoring These COVID-19 Response Leaders
  • Brown Rudnick LLP & Adamantia Giannakis: Provided pro bono advice to the residents of a major artist community facing significant and sudden changes to the terms of their leases.

  • New England Musicians Relief Fund: Founded to provide direct financial relief to freelance musicians during the pandemic

  • Proskauer Rose LLP & David Miller: In addition to co-presenting a workshop on survival strategies for nonprofits during COVID, David and his team at Proskauer represented New England Musicians Relief Fund in obtaining its tax exempt status.

  • Jill Havens, the Law Office of Jill Havens, and Elizabeth Mason, Mason Law: Jill and Elizabeth have been invaluable resources, serving as guest presenters on a handful of educational workshops, and providing us with a plethora of guidance on employment and unemployment insurance considerations for individual workers.

  • Danielle Jurema Lederman: Danielle has been an informative and enthusiastic guest presenter and advisor on COVID-19-related employment law topics for nonprofit organizations.

  • Lili Palacios-Baldwin: Lili has provided valuable legal counsel to both individuals and nonprofit organizations regarding worker rights and employment best practices in light of challenges raised by COVID-19.

Our 2021 sponsors
Maestro Sponsors
Impresario Sponsors
Curator Sponsors
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Boston Art Review Reports on Artist Live-Work Space in Boston

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Preserving 350 Artist Spaces in Lowell

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Available Grants from Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation

Our partners at Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation have two new grant programs available to help small businesses continue to recover from the pandemic. While not all of the artists and arts organizations we work with…

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