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Over the past week, the creative community came together to tell the Senate that everyone in Massachusetts has the right to experience creativity and see their culture reflected in artistic expression. Together we sent the message that state investment in the Mass Cultural Council makes equitable public arts and culture funding of cultural organizations and artists possible.

Email your State Senator TODAY to boost support for the creative community.

After the Senate Ways & Means Committee released their recommended state budget last week, Senator Ed Kennedy--Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development--filed two budget amendments in support of equitable state investment in the creative community. 

Amendment #686 supports increased state investment in the creative community by funding the Mass Cultural Council at $18 million.

Amendment #832 ensures the Mass Cultural Council is able to do its work as the state arts agency that provides both grants and services to the creative community.

So far 18 different Senators have signed onto the amendments. We still have work to do to get the rest of the Senate on our side. And to make an even bigger impact with Senate Leadership, we need at least a majority of senators to sign onto both amendments.

Ask your State Senator to cosponsor budget amendments #686 and #832 to boost the impact of the creative community through Mass Cultural Council grants and services.




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