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By: Kate Huffman In 2013, the Boston creative community came together for the first-ever Create the Vote (CTV) campaign to lift up arts and culture in the Boston mayoral election. At that time, then-candidate Marty Walsh was a leader among the 12 vying for the position in the discussion on...
BOSTON, October 25, 2017—MASSCreative announced today Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh and mayoral challenger and District 7 Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson have each submitted Create the Vote questionnaires with answers to questions about public investment in the arts; leveraging creative communities to build vibrant neighborhoods; and supporting working artists...
Mass Cultural Council Budget Restored   On Thursday afternoon September 28, the Massachusetts Senate voted to override Governor Charlie Baker’s summertime veto to the Mass Cultural Council budget, reversing a 13% cut to the creative community. This unanimous vote in the Senate and the earlier 138-14 vote in the House shows...
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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...