Create The Vote

Create the Vote 2014 

Election day is just two weeks away, and together we’re putting arts and culture on the political map. To continue showing the candidates that arts and culture matter in this election, join us for Arts Matter Day.

On October 24th, join hundreds of organizations across the state in reaching out to your supporters and networks, inviting them share why Arts Matter to them.

Join us for Arts Matter Day, October 24

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Help us take social media by storm! Sign up as a supporter through Facebook or Twitter on our Thunderclap page

and on October 24th, all of our supporters will automatically share a message simultaneously in one HUGE blast!




Over the next two weeks, candidates and voters will continue 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.

Show that Massachusetts voters care about the arts!

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.



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

 Arts Matter Day of Action  Next Friday, October 24th is Arts Matter Day and we want to invite you to celebrate with the Massachusetts’ arts, cultural, and creative community. We all know that arts matter - they drive our economy, they enhance education, they help build vibrant and connected communities....

   [Music Worcester]  From Springfield to Salem: Arts Matter  With over 200 groups participating in the Arts Matter Day festivities on October 24th, the creative community is positioned to prove that the arts matter here in Massachusetts. The growing support for the “Arts Matter” movement sends a clear message that...

  "Arts matter - they matter to me, and they to Massachusetts" - Malcolm Rogers, Museum of Fine Arts Boston Arts Matter Day is just one week away, and we want to hear why the arts matter to YOU. Join your colleagues from around the Commonwealth by contributing to the...

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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

Community Impact

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...