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With more than 40 mayoral and city council races happening across the Commonwealth this November, MASSCreative's Create the Vote 2017 Initiative is working with arts leaders to make sure that candidates and voters are talking about arts, culture and creativity in their local campaigns. Kate Huffman, a member of MASSCreatives's Leadership Council,...
BOSTON, July 18, 2017— Statement by MASSCreative Executive Director Matt Wilson on Gov. Charlie Baker’s veto of legislative funding for the Mass Cultural Council. The veto, if it is not overridden, will result in a 14 percent cut in the Commonwealth’s investment in arts and culture. “We are deeply dismayed...
The art world as we know it is changing. Since 2002, there has been a decline in attendance at “benchmark” art events like theatre and dance performances, gallery and museum exhibits, and operas. Fewer Americans reported having ever taken a music or art appreciation/history class over the course of their...
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The Drama Studio is one of a handful of youth theatres in the United States that offers quality, range, and depth in its acting training programs. For Springfield-area youth, the Studio's conservatory program offers an unusual opportunity for training that prepares its graduates (all of whom are college bound) to...