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On May 10, the Senate Ways and Means Committee proposed funding the Mass Cultural Council at $14  million, matching last year’s funding level. This is simply not enough to provide the creative community with the resources it needs to thrive. After 3 years of level state arts funding through the Mass Cultural Council budget, it's time for increased investment in arts and creativity.

Ask your State Senator to champion an increase in public funding for the arts, humanities, and sciences.

Here in Massachusetts, we know the power of creativity. When our elected officials make intentional investments in art and creativity, the benefits can be seen in local economies, schools, and public health and safety.

Arts education improves the learning of students of all ages and across varying fields of study. Addiction experts have long-recognized the value of art-based therapy in improving the health and resiliency of people recovering from addiction. And the nonprofit arts sector generated more than $2.2 billion in economic activity in 2015.

 

 

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