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    BOSTON, May 12, 2015— Statement by MASSCreative Executive Director Matt Wilson on Senate Ways and Means Recommended Budget for Funding of Massachusetts Cultural Council:   “The Senate Ways and Means recommendation to fund the state’s investment in arts and culture in FY16 at $12 million would essentially fund...
BOSTON, April 17, 2015—MASSCreative announced today that a majority of state representatives have signed on as co-sponsors of an amendment filed by Rep. Cory Atkins (D-Concord), chairwoman of the Committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development. The amendment would increase funding for the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) to $15 million...
“The House Ways and Means recommendation to fund the state’s investment in arts and culture in FY16 at $10 million doesn’t provide the resources that the community needs to maintain the impact that arts and culture have made in education and economic development, much less to continue building a more...
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As chair of the Medfield Cultural Council, when Jean Mineo learned last year that other local cultural councils had secured municipal funding to supplement their state grants, she knew immediately she had to try the same thing. “If other places were doing it, I figured we had a chance to...