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Betsy Groban brings experience in publishing, nonprofit leadership and arts advocacy. BOSTON, June 16, 2017—MASSCreative announces today that it has named Betsy Groban, a seasoned leader in public and private sector cultural organizations, to be its Deputy Director. She will begin on June 19. Most recently, Groban spent 10 years...
“We are grateful to the Senate for its commitment to arts and culture in the Commonwealth. Last week, the Senate approved a budget that would allocate $16.5 million for the Massachusetts Cultural Council. This would be a much-welcomed and needed 18 percent increase over last year’s investment by the state...
“We applaud the Senate Ways & Means Committee’s recommendation to fund the state’s investment in arts and culture in FY18 at $16.5 million. This would be an 18 percent increase over last year’s investment by the state in the Massachusetts Cultural Council. At a time when the Culture Wars have...
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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...