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More than 600 artists, organizations, advocates, and leaders statewide will participate to celebrate creativity in our communities October 3, 2018—MASSCreative announces that Arts Matter Day, an online celebration of arts, culture, and creative expression, will take place Friday, October 26. More than 600 artists, arts and cultural organizations, creative leaders,...
#CreatetheVote: Candidates and Voters Talk Culture, Creativity, and Connection “Who do you see as the champion in the Massachusetts Congressional delegation for the arts?” Ayanna Pressley asked a group of artists, cultural sector leaders and advocates during a recent gathering. “Because I want to best them. This is important to...
Help Put Arts Education Front and Center for Our Kids Notebooks, lunch boxes, and sneakers aren't the only new things you'll find in school this year. The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has been busy designing a new School Report Card to help families, teachers, and community members...
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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...