Governor Baker: Support the Mass Cultural Council budget increase

Dear Governor Baker,

After three years of level state funding for arts and culture, we are thrilled that the MA Legislature voted to increase the Mass Cultural Council’s budget to $16 million, as part of the FY19 state budget.

The creative community looks forward to your approval of the FY19 state budget and the Mass Cultural Council line item (0640-0300), and working with you and your administration to build a more vibrant, connected, and equitable Massachusetts.

This $2M increase to the Mass Cultural Council budget will allow the agency to invest in arts and cultural programs that:

  • Elevate the quality of life and well-being of all communities
  • Drive growth and opportunity through the creative economy
  • Empower a new generation through creative youth development and education
  • Ensure the arts are inclusive, equitable, and embrace our diversity

Specifically, the increase will allow for the Mass Cultural Council to:

  • Increase grants to its 329 Local Cultural Councils, the nation’s largest network of community arts support led by 2,500 volunteers in every city and town.
  • Reinvest in the Cultural Investment Portfolio, the core operating support program for more than 320 nonprofits.
  • Increase investment in Creative Youth Development Programs, nationally recognized programs that use the power of the arts, humanities, and sciences to help young people learn, grow, and thrive.
  • Deepen investments in its Universal Participation (UP) Initiative, which supports a growing cohort of cultural nonprofits that are breaking down barriers to access.

Sincerely,

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Gov. Baker has until 7.30 to sign off on the FY19 budget, which includes a $2M increase to @masscultural. Sign the petition to help prevent an arts veto.
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Gov. Baker has until 7.30 to sign off on the FY19 budget, which includes a $2M increase to @masscultural. Sign the petition to help prevent an arts veto. http://www.mass-creative.org/fy19bakerpetition?recruiter_id=798
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Gov. Baker has until 7.30 to sign off on the FY19 budget, which includes a $2M increase to @masscultural. Sign the petition to help prevent an arts veto.
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Gov. Baker has until 7.30 to sign off on the FY19 budget, which includes a $2M increase to @masscultural. Sign the petition to help prevent an arts veto. http://www.mass-creative.org/fy19bakerpetition?recruiter_id=8630
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Gov. Baker has until 7.30 to sign off on the FY19 budget, which includes a $2M increase to @masscultural. Sign the petition to help prevent an arts veto. http://www.mass-creative.org/fy19bakerpetition?recruiter_id=66542
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