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MASSCreative, Hyde Square Task Force, & Walnut Hill School for the Arts deliver 3,000 signatures to Governor Baker's office   Arts in Action: 3,000 signatures strong for public funding 2015 is shaping up to be a year of opportunity for the statewide arts and cultural community. With a new governor and...
 Arts Matter Advocacy Day: Showing our legislators that arts still matter The governor will make his budget announcement in early March – but the public process doesn’t end there. Our next window for advocacy will open as the House and Senate announce their budgets in April and May, respectively, for...
   Young artists; rising advocates On Tuesday, 15 youth arts groups came together for a day of advocacy training. The result: young artists are taking on roles as advocates. Throughout the day, youth participants worked together to learn about storytelling. In an exercise led by Actors’ Shakespeare Project executive producer...
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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...