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.
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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!
- 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.
- Take part in Arts Matter Day, October 24 and invite your friends, family, colleagues, and supporters to share why Arts Matter to them.
- See our sample email
- Feature Arts Matter Day in your newsletter, on your website, and social media. See our sample newsletter blurb and our samples graphics: version 1 and version 2
- See our sample curtain speech
- See our Arts Matter ad you can put in your program or playbill
- Check out our sample social media posts for Facebook and Twitter.
- If you'd like buttons, stickers, or our palm cards, email Drew at email@example.com
Share the conversation!
- Follow MASSCreative on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram 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:
- Our storify recaps the evening via pics, posts, and musings.
- Media coverage in Worcester Telegram & Gazette, MassLive, DigBoston, and Worcester Magazine.
- Check out the video of the full program. Thanks to HowlRound for recording the forum.