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Over the past week, the creative community came together to tell the Senate that everyone in Massachusetts has the right to experience creativity and see their culture reflected in artistic expression. Together we sent the message that state investment in the Mass Cultural Council makes equitable public arts and culture...
BOSTON, May 8, 2019—Statement by MASSCreative Interim Executive Director Emily Ruddock on Recommended Funding of the Mass Cultural Council in Senate Ways & Means Committee Proposed FY2020 Budget: “The Senate Ways and Means Committee has proposed funding the Massachusetts Cultural Council (Mass Cultural Council) at $17 million, which would be...
Dear MASSCreative Supporter, Seven years ago, a group of arts funders and advocates took a big risk by hiring a veteran of the environmental and peace movements to build a new statewide grassroots arts advocacy group. That group, of course, was MASSCreative, and that movement veteran was me. Today, I’m...
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Community Impact

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...