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Community Preservation Act Overwhelmingly Passes in Boston, Pittsfield, & Springfield    On Election Day, a new wave of Massachusetts communities passed the Community Preservation Act (CPA), establishing new municipal funds for more affordable housing, better parks and playgrounds, and the preservation of historic buildings. Working with MASSCreative, the arts and...
State Looking for Public Feedback on Arts Education; Public Sessions Scheduled     With state education leaders actively considering including arts education into their new accountability frameworks for the upcoming school year, the Commonwealth is holding forums across the state to get feedback from the public. Changes in federal law under...
 October 28 - Celebrating #ArtsMatterDay across the Commonwealth  Thank you for celebrating #ArtsMatterDay! Your participation made #ArtsMatterDay a huge success! On Friday, October 28, the creative community took social media by storm to say: #ArtsMatter. Over 640 art & cultural groups and individuals celebrated #ArtsMatterDay. Check out our Storify for social...
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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...