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“Today, Governor Baker proposed funding the Massachusetts Cultural Council (Mass Cultural Council) at $16.1 million, which is the same level as last year’s allocation. Given the powerful impact that art, culture, and creativity have on our communities, we will continue to advocate for the previously requested $18 million. “Nonprofit creative...
#ArtsMatterDay Across the Commonwealth: A Rousing Online Day of Action   On October 26 residents across Massachusetts celebrated the 5th annual #ArtsMatterDay. This year’s Arts Matter Day was the biggest one yet, with more than 750 participants creating and sharing more than 1,500 posts. The hashtags #ArtsMatterDay and #ArtsMatter both...
Massachusetts Votes Yes on Question 3 -- Upholds Dignity and Respect for All.   On Election Day, Massachusetts voters approved Ballot Question 3, preserving a 2016 law prohibiting discrimination against transgender people in public places. “We congratulate transgender residents and their families, as well as the rest of the state,...
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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...