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 Join Arts and Culture Leaders and Supporters:  Arts Matter Advocacy Day - March 28 Join 300 other arts and culture leaders, supporters and partners for MASSCreative’s Arts Matter Advocacy Day. As we gear up for another budget and legislative season here in the Commonwealth, we’re reminded that democracy starts at...
State Proposal puts Arts Education in Curriculum Standards After six months of research and outreach to Massachusetts residents, on January 23rd , the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) proposed draft regulations that include access and participation in arts education as an indicator in its school accountability plan. DESE’s...
State House support grows for Massachusetts Public Art Program Just two weeks after submitting legislation, 38 Representatives in the Massachusetts House have signed on as co-sponsors to the Massachusetts Public Art Program bill, which will bring public art to newly constructed state buildings. Emerging from a task force consisting of...
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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...