Create The Vote

In the final days leading up to the November 4 election, the candidates for state office will continue to discuss the strengths and challenges of the Commonwealth and debate how to strengthen the economy, improve our schools, and make our communities healthier and safer. Arts matter in Massachusetts and should matter in this election.



Show that arts matter to you and should matter in this election by taking the #ArtsMatter pledge.


Check out the candidates' positions on arts and culture as you decide how to cast your vote on November 4.


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Create the Vote Blog

October 20, 2014—MASSCreative announced today that arts and cultural leaders in Malden met with candidate for state representative Steve Ultrino to discuss the candidate’s vision for the creative community in the 33rd Middlesex House District. Ultrino, a Malden City Councilor, described the importance of a strong partnership between elected officials and the...

When plans were first hatched to open the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, better known as MASS MoCA, in North Adams, the former mill city in the Berkshires “was at the edge of a socio-economic abyss,” says Joseph Thompson, the museum’s founding director. It was 1986. A year before, Sprague...

  As Boston Magazine reports, "An aggressive campaign will sweep across the state beginning Friday to keep gubernatorial hopefuls informed about the importance of artistic creativity in Massachusetts." The Arts Matter campaign is giving the community a collective voice; from all across the state, individuals and arts organizations are being...

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commented 2014-10-24 19:33:28 -0400 · Flag
#clermontdesigns is CELEBRATING #artsmatterday With creativity comes living in a moment of completness, happiness, and giving a gift to others that fullfills my purpose in LIFE. -Clermont Designs PLEASE SHARE #ARTSMATTERDAY OCTOBER 24, 2014
commented 2014-10-07 18:30:39 -0400 · Flag
Happy Tonics, Inc. stands behind ARTS MATTER because through MASSCreative and grant from LCC Fitchburg Cultural Council and Massachusetts Cultural Council, a team of nonprofits were able to teach environnmental arts in two underserved neighborhoods in Fitchburg, MA

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As chair of the Medfield Cultural Council, when Jean Mineo learned last year that other local cultural councils had secured municipal funding to supplement their state grants, she knew immediately she had to try the same thing. “If other places were doing it, I figured we had a chance to...