Arts Matter Advocacy Day March 28 Program


9:00: Registration, breakfast, socializing at the Paramount Center, Boston
Performance: Berklee College of Music Combo
10:00: Welcome
Spoken Word Performance: Nalany Guerrier, Boston Arts Academy student
Emcee: David Howse, Executive Director, ArtsEmerson
Welcome: Lee Pelton, President, Emerson College
10:30: How to be an effective arts advocate
Representative Mary Keefe (D-Worcester)
How to tell your story for social change
Sara Stackhouse, Boston Conservatory at Berklee and MASSCreative Board Chair
Policy Briefings
State Funding for the Arts with Barbara Wallace Grossman, Ph.D, Vice Chair, Massachusetts Cultural Council
Arts Education with Myran Parker-Brass, Boston Public Schools and Alexis Maxwell, Boston Arts Academy Student
Creative Placemaking with Deborah Greel, Public Art Planner, City of Salem
Performance: Conservatory Lab Charter School Winds and Brass Ensemble
Sample role-play with Representative Christine Barber (D-Somerville)
Prep for meeting with your legislators
12:30: Arts Matter March from the Paramount Center to the MA State House (with street bands!)
Conservatory Lab Charter School Band
Downtown Boston Brass Band
Boston Area Brigade of Activist Musicians (BABAM!)
(snack packs will be provided)
1:30: Meet with your legislators in the MA State House
2:45: Debrief with Representative Chris Walsh (D-Framingham)

Check out ArtsEmerson’s website for directionsparking, and accessibility.


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