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BOSTON, April 11, 2018— Statement by MASSCreative Executive Director Matt Wilson on House Ways & Means Committee Recommended Funding of the Mass Cultural Council in State Budget: “The House Ways and Means Committee proposed funding the Mass Cultural Council at just under $14 million, matching last year’s funding level. It’s...
Fighting Back Against President Trump’s Drastic NEA Cuts In February, President Trump released his FY19 budget recommendations that would eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). For over 50 years, the NEA and NEH have provided significant funding across the country...
The Future is Full of Youth Arts Advocates On Wednesday, February 21, MASSCreative staff Tracie Konopinski and Selassie Davies joined over 100 young people for the Boch Center’s Youth Arts for Social Change Summit at Hibernian Hall in Dudley Square, Boston to talk about the importance of youth voice, arts,...
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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...