SUPPORT FOR ARTISTS AND ENTREPRENEURS !! Bill submitted to US congress

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SUPPORT FOR ARTISTS AND ENTREPRENEURS- Bill submitted to us congress

here is an interesting development within the USA STEM to STEAM movement, a legislative
bill has just been submitted to the US Congress to  assist entrepreneurs, support development of the creative economy, and encourage international cultural exchange, and for other purposes.

https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/BILLS-114s2648is/pdf/BILLS-114s2648is.pdf

the bill has not been voted yet- there are fascinating aspects like expedited for immigration to the us of artists of
excelptional ability, art focused rural development, an artist corps, demonstration program on support of local programs that promote creative and performance arts in local economic planning.

it is reflective of the evolution of the discourse as the work in our community of practice migrates to other ‘stakeholders’ !!

A BILL To assist entrepreneurs, support development of the creative economy, and encourage international cultural exchange, and for other purposes.

TITLE I—SUPPORT FOR ARTISTS AND ENTREPRENEURS
Sec. 101. Charitable contributions of certain items created by the taxpayer. Sec. 102. Microloan program expansion.
Sec.
103. SBA business loans for the creative economy. Sec.
104. SBA technical assistance programs. Sec.
105. Arts-focused economic development. Sec.
106. Arts-focused rural development.
Sec. 107. Expedited adjudication of employer petitions for aliens of extraordinary artistic ability.
Sec. 108. Disaster support for artists through FEMA. TITLE II—SUPPORT FOR THE CREATIVE ECONOMY
Sec. 201. Modification of rules for charitable contributions of fractional gifts.
Sec. 202. Capital gains tax rate relating to art. TITLE III—CREATIVE COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Sec. 301. Artist corps.
Sec. 302. Community development entities focused on the arts for purposes of the new markets tax credit.
Sec. 303. Demonstration program on support of local programs that promote creative and performance arts in local economic planning.
Sec. 304. Clarification of jurisdictional immunity for cultural objects of foreign states.

TITLE III—CREATIVE 18 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 19 SEC. 301. ARTIST CORPS. 20 (a) CORPS.
—Section 122(a) of the National and 21 Community Service Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12572(a)) is 22 amended by adding at the end the following:
23 ‘‘(6) ARTIST CORPS.—
24 ‘‘(A) IN GENERAL.—The recipient may 25 carry out national service programs through an

S 2648 IS 1 Artist Corps that identifies and meets unmet 2 needs within communities through artistic ac- 3 tivities such as those described in subparagraph 4 (B) and improves performance on the indicators 5 described in subparagraph (C)
. 6 ‘‘(B) ACTIVITIES.—An Artist Corps de- 7 scribed in this paragraph may carry out activi- 8 ties such as
— 9 ‘‘(i) providing skilled visual and per- 10 formance artists to address community 11 needs through artistic activities in edu- 12 cation, health care, and therapeutic set- 13 tings, and in other settings in the commu- 14 nity; or
15 ‘‘(ii) providing other artistic activities,
16 addressing unmet community needs, that
17 the Corporation may designate. 18 ‘‘(C) ARTIST CORPS INDICATORS.—The indicators for a corps program described in this 20 paragraph are—
21 ‘‘(i) any indicator relating to meeting 22 critical needs that the Corporation estab- 23 lishes; or 24 ‘‘(ii) any local indicator (applicable to 25 a particular recipient or community and on IS 1 which an improvement in performance is 2 needed) relating to meeting critical needs, 3 that is approved by the Corporation or a 4 State Commission.’’