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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,...
Growing up many of us are told that for the sake of civility we should avoid discussing politics or religion in polite company. Seems reasonable at first, but how do we learn how to actually talk about difficult subjects when they come up? What can art, craft, and design do...
As people continue the fights for social justice, artists and activists wonder whether arts advocacy should be put on the back burner. Why are we pushing for something that seems like a privilege when there are so many immediate struggles that need our attention?
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Community Impact

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...