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 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 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.
- 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:
- 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.