News and Views


The race to elect the next governor of Massachusetts is picking up steam, and so is the Create the Vote campaign. The Create the Vote coalition has kicked off its work across the Commonwealth, bringing together local leaders to discuss elevating arts and culture in the gubernatorial election. There’s still...
Your Personal Connection We've all had defining moments in our lives. What personal experience with arts, culture, or creativity had an impact on your life and your view of the community? When I was growing up, I was fortunate to have parents who valued the arts. My siblings and I...
Your Personal Connection We've all had defining moments in our lives. What personal experience with arts, culture, or creativity had an impact on your life and your view of the community?As Governor Patrick’s Homeland Security Advisor and President Obama’s Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs at Homeland Security, I have spent...

Community Impact

When he performs as a member of the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus (BGMC), Samuel Brinton’s is one of 175 voices that fill concert halls across the city and around the world. He stands shoulder to shoulder with other men who understand many of his joys and struggles. He feels part...