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BOSTON, June 17, 2016―Today, the city of Boston released “Boston Creates: A Time for Action,” a cultural plan for the city. It was created after gathering public input over a one-year period, and is a 10-year roadmap for creating a more culturally vibrant city. MASSCreative Executive Director Matt Wilson offered...
This afternoon, the Massachusetts Senate passed a budget amendment to fund the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) at $15 million, with strong bipartisan support. Your advocacy effectively reversed a proposed $1 million cut to a $1 million increase in state arts funding in the Senate budget. The Senate’s vote on the MCC amendment...
“Over the last four years, lawmakers have recognized the tremendous value of arts and culture in the Commonwealth by providing steady increased investment in the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which makes grants to arts institutions and local cultural councils across the state. Today’s recommendation by the Senate Ways and Means Committee...
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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...