Governor’s budget announced, sparks statewide conversation about arts funding
Last month, Gov. Charlie Baker announced his state budget proposal, recommending $14.16M for Massachusetts Cultural Council's FY17 budget, funding arts & culture at the same level as last year. While this a great starting point, it's not the end point.
We look forward to working with the Massachusetts House and Senate on their respective budgets this coming April and May to increase funding for MCC to $17M. MASSCreative will be working with its Leadership Council to set up regional meetings with legislators to provide the opportunity for arts leaders and supporters to tell their stories to their political leaders.
Before the MA House’s budget comes out, MASSCreative will also host a Twitter chat on the subject of public funding for arts and culture. Coming later in March, stay tuned for our announcement revealing which arts leaders will serve as panelists to help fuel the Twitter conversation.
Get ready to hear from our panelists and weigh in on the conversation yourself as we explore how public funding for arts and culture impacts our communities, how to use data in our storytelling, and how to make our case to legislators.