Create The Vote

Create the Vote 2014 

Over the next four months, the race to elect the next Governor of Massachusetts 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.


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:

Share the conversation!

Use your arts voice!

  • 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 post to their Facebook pages. Check out our sample questions.

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 with friends, family, colleagues, and supporters. 



Create the Vote Blog

 Create the Vote Gubernatorial Candidates Forumon Arts, Culture, and Creativity  

Today, ArtsBoston released a new report titled “The Arts Factor 2014 Report” which quantifies the impact of arts, culture, and creativity on the Greater Boston region.(Click here for a lot of cool graphics such as how much money the sector pumps into the economy and how many people attend arts...

The race to elect the next governor of Massachusetts is picking up steam, and so is the Create the Vote campaign. The Create the Vote coalition has kicked off its work across the Commonwealth, bringing together local leaders to discuss elevating arts and culture in the gubernatorial election. There’s still...

Do you like this page?

Be the first to comment

Community Impact

When he performs as a member of the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus (BGMC), Samuel Brinton’s is one of 175 voices that fill concert halls across the city and around the world. He stands shoulder to shoulder with other men who understand many of his joys and struggles. He feels part...