Matt Wilson

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President Trump wants to shut down the NEA and NEH. Sign MASSCreative's petition to save the arts and humanities.

Stop Trump’s Attack on the Arts and Humanities

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Dear Massachusetts Congressional Delegation,

For 50 years, funding for National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) have supported small, medium, and large cultural institutions in Massachusetts to help develop and showcase new and innovative art forms and to bring vibrancy and creativity to our neighborhoods.

The NEA and the NEH represent the best of our democratic values - ensuring everyone, regardless of means, has access to the transformative power of the arts and culture.

As supporters of the arts, culture, and the humanities, we urge you to ensure this work continues by supporting no less than $150 million for both the National Endowment for the Arts and National Endowment for the Humanities in the FY18 budget, and $155 million in FY19.


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Invitation to Create the Vote Gubernatorial Forum

To focus the candidates and voters on the issues, the Create the Vote Gubernatorial Forum on Arts, Culture, and Creativity will bring the candidates for governor together for a discussion on the issues in front of the statewide community. Below is an invitation which will be sent out next week to the candidates inviting them to the event on July 15th at The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts in Worcester.

To show the broad support of the community for this Create the Vote event, please add your name to the list of signers on the invitation to the gubernatorial candidates.

View the letter and a complete list of signers here.

MASSCreative endorsed 2013-06-24 23:12:59 -0400

  Allocate the remaining $26 million to repair and rebuild our cultural facilities

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Dear Governor Patrick,

From our world-class facilities to our neighborhood arts centers and community playhouses, arts and culture have built connected communities and a vibrant, thriving economy across the Commonwealth. Our cultural venues make Massachusetts an exceptional place to live, work, play and visit.  

Yet every year, our cultural facilities continue to age. With hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, our venues are subject to wear and tear and ever-changing building codes, and require vigilance to make sure they are accessible to all.

As a coalition of arts, community and business leaders from across the state, we want to thank you for recognizing the economic and cultural value our facilities bring to the Commonwealth. Through your leadership, the Cultural Facilities Fund has granted $54.8 million to 269 cultural organizations for the planning and development of our cultural facilities in 99 cities and towns; provided 14,808 building jobs to architects, engineers, contractors, and construction workers; and created 1,412 new permanent jobs.

In 2009, the legislature provided you with $50 million in capital funds, allowing for an average yearly allocation of $10 million to our cultural facilities over five years. Your yearly allocation has remained around $5 million, leaving a reserve of $26 million in the final year of authorization.

We ask for your leadership in investing in the Commonwealth's cultural facilities by allocating the remaining $26 million of the Cultural Facilities Fund in the last year of this cycle. 

Third Friday Advocacy Day - January 18th 2013

157 pledges

Yes, our organization will participate in MASSCreative's Third Friday Advocacy Day on January 18th 2013. 

We will ask our colleagues and supporters to sign a petition to Governor Patrick and request he increase the Commonwealth’s investment in the arts and cultural community by increasing the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s FY2014 budget by $3 million to a total of $12.5 million. 

We pledge to engage our organization in one or more of the following ways: 

  • Encouraging our staff and board to sign the petition
  • Sending out a request to our email lists of supporters, Facebook friends and Twitter followers linking them to the petition and encouraging them to sign
  • Engaging our live audiences on Friday the 18th by signing the petition on their smart phones or on a hard copy at your event venue


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MASSCreative works to build a more vibrant, healthy and equitable Massachusetts. MASSCreative works with artists, leaders, supporters, and partners of the arts, cultural, and creative community to advocate for the resources and support necessary for the sector to thrive.

Here in Massachusetts, creativity is everywhere. From Pittsfield to Provincetown, it is more than something to see, listen to, enjoy, wonder at and remember. It is a way forward. Creativity in its many forms has unlimited potential to build strong, connected communities and a better quality of life for all of us.

MASSCreative is here to make it happen. We are dedicated to helping citizens like you and leaders of local creative organizations win the attention and resources necessary to make Massachusetts a creativity-driven state from the ground up. We are passionate about youth arts programs and arts education and are devoted to strengthening the availability and quality of this programming in every corner of the Commonwealth.

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