Arts Advocacy Day March 26, 2019

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Creativity Connects: MASSCreative Arts Advocacy Day at the Emerson Paramount Center and the MA State House was an inspiration! The energy was infectious; the advocacy was effective!

Over 400 artists, arts leaders, supporters, and partners from across Massachusetts participated in Arts Advocacy Day on March 26, 2019. The theatre was buzzing with excitement as attendees connected with friends and colleagues, celebrated arts & culture, and advocated for a more vibrant Massachusetts. After honing advocacy and storytelling skills at the Paramount, the crowd traveled through the Boston Common in an 'Arts March'. 

At the State House, arts advocates connected with over 80 legislative offices, telling stories of impact and showing that arts and creativity should be a respected, valued, and expected part of everyday life.

Take a look at the highlights reel, and our Social Media Wall for all the pics, posts, and musings shared on Instagram and Twitter using #CreativityConnects. And check out the coverage in The Worcester Telegram and Gazette.

Here’s what you can do to keep up the momentum of the day:

  • Share your feedback!
    • Fill out the Legislative Meeting Report Form if you didn't get a chance to do this at the State House. Your feedback will help us build stronger relationships with the Legislature.
    • Fill out the Event Feedback Form if you weren't able to do so on Tuesday. This will help us make the next Arts Advocacy Day even more successful.
  • Use your arts voice!
    • If you met with your legislator or a staffer, send them a thank you note and follow up with them on their support for public arts funding, arts education, and creative placemaking. You can find the contact information for your State Senator here and your State Representative here.
    • Keep the conversation going by inviting your legislators to arts and cultural events in your neighborhood.
    • Look out for MASSCreative emails in April and May asking you to send a note to your Representative and Senator during the budget amendment process.
  • Join the conversation!
    • Follow MASSCreative on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and continue to share information with your legislators about the importance of public arts funding, arts education, and creative placemaking. Use the hashtag #CreativityConnects and tag your legislator.

Missed the day, but want to feel like you were there?

  • Watch the morning program online!
  • Check out our materials!
  • Be active on social media!
    • Follow MASSCreative on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram and ask your legislators for their support for public arts funding, arts education, and creative placemaking. Use the hashtag #CreativityConnects and tag your legislator.

      Sample Tweet: .@[Your legislator's handle], please support $18M for @masscultural and 1% for creative placemaking. #CreativityConnects

 

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