Create The Vote

Create the Vote 2014 

Over the next two months, the Gubernatorial election and Legislative races will provide candidates and voters the opportunity to discuss the strengths and challenges of the Commonwealth and debate how we can strengthen the economy, improve our schools, and make our communities healthier and safer. Arts matter in Massachusetts and should be part of the discussion.

Share the conversation!

  • Follow MASSCreative on FacebookTwitterInstagram and YouTube so you can easily keep up with our news and share it with your circle of friends and family. At art events, share photos and highlights via social media. Tag us @MASSCreative and use the hashtag #ArtsMatter.

Use your arts voice!

  • Be an Artsdogger! Keep the conversation going by asking the candidates questions about arts and culture. Raise your hand at events, tweet at the candidates, email them, and pose questions on their Facebook pages about their positions on arts, culture, and creativity. Read the candidates' answers to our Create the Vote questionnaire. Check out where the candidates are holding public events. Check out our sample questions for the candidates for Governor and sample questions for House and Senate candidates.

Show that Massachusetts voters care about the arts!

  • Sign the Arts Matter pledge to show the candidates that arts matter to you and should matter in this election.
  • Share your Arts Matter story with a video or picture.
  • Invite your friends, family, colleagues, and supporters to take the Arts Matter pledge.
    • See our sample email
    • See our sample curtain speech
    • See our sample Arts Matter ad and button that you can put in your program or on your website
    • If you'd like buttons, stickers, or our palm cards, email Drew at
  • Take part in Arts Matter Days, September 12 and October 24. 

On July 15th at the Hanover Theatre, over 500 arts and cultural supporters gathered for the first-ever statewide candidate forum dedicated to arts and cultural issues. The audience heard gubernatorial candidates Don Berwick, Martha Coakley, Evan Falchuk, Mark Fisher, Steve Grossman, and Jeff McCormick respond to questions from the community and lay out their arts and cultural platforms.

Take a look at the night:



Create the Vote Blog

 Who are Our Arts and Culture Champions? Over the next seven weeks the candidates for governor, the MA Senate, and the MA House will be talking about the strengths, challenges and opportunities for the Commonwealth and debating their vision for Massachusetts over the next 5-10 years.  The Create the Vote...

 #ArtsMatter Highlights   The MASSCreative team is out in the community with Create the Vote coalition partners at local arts and cultural events talking about why arts matter in Massachusetts state elections.  Last week, we spread the word that Arts Matter to a responsive crowd at the Greater Boston Theater...

   Engage your audience with Create the Vote materials   Get your audiences and office engaged with the Create the Vote campaign with our campaign swag. We have buttons, signs, flyers, and ads to put in your programs. 

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