Friday, December 26, 2014
Preserving The American Political Philosophy: Bait & Switch at The New England Foundation For The Arts
This Post has not been receiving much attention but it should, especially since you will not find this written about anywhere else but here- to my knowledge and this reveals what is clearly a willful attempt to mislead the very people that the New England Foundation For The Arts purports to serve- and every state art bureaucracy in New England partners with the New England Foundation For the Arts and through those agencies major streams of tax payer monies flow from the National Foundation For the Arts.
Posted by Mackenzie Andersen at 12:21 PM
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Preserving The American Political Philosophy: Why Two Terms Of Agreement on The New England Foundation For The Arts Website ?
In 2007 I found the New England Foundation For The Arts website and data base and went to sign up but when I looked at the Terms of Agreement I was shocked as it literally claimed rights over what was published through its services for all of eternity, everywhere with no exit .In addition it claims the right to change the work while insisting that the user forgo all rights to sue and any moral rights and more. Since then I have been off and on again corresponding with NEFA, only to be dismissed. Recently I learned that there are now two Terms of Agreement on the NEFA website.- one which displays when one registers and another- the one I have been protesting for seven years- in the footer- both claiming to be the ultimate authority-and both appearing at first to be identical, except for one subtle difference in the two paragraphs. This post includes some observations about the difference and thoughts on what it means and why.- from a layman's view.
Posted by Mackenzie Andersen at 3:03 PM
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
I engage in two interchanges on Maine Artist Facebook page, defending unpopular positions with an art world entitlement society, One discussion counters Maine art world rage over Maine's art world publishing empire transforming itself into a marketing venue for its own gallery enterprises.The other discussion encounters a lobbying effort to benefit artists functioning in non-profit venues. The interface of the two shows that the whole indeed is greater than the sum of its parts.
Posted by Mackenzie Andersen at 8:25 PM