New Year, New Campaigns
As a new year rolls in, there will be new opportunities for arts advocacy. Calendars are already marked for January 8, the day that Gov-elect Baker takes office. In March he will announce his first budget and lay out his priorities for the Commonwealth.
To show him what we think his priorities should be, we’ll be circulating a petition urging him to increase investment in arts, culture, and creativity. Sign up here to help circulate the petition to your networks.
Following the new governor’s budget, the House and Senate will release their respective budgets. During this three-month spanning public process, the arts community will need to make their collective voice heard. Our message will come across loud and clear when we meet with legislators. Through building relationships with our elected officials, we can establish an understanding in the State House of the impact of arts and culture in Massachusetts.
Most exciting, MASSCreative will host a day of action at the State House*. This event will provide opportunities for arts leaders to meet their local legislators face-to-face. Through sharing our stories, the creative community can make the case that the arts aren’t just nice, they’re necessary.
Sign up here to receive our State Arts Funding toolkit, with sample materials on how to personally and collectively engage in arts advocacy.
*We are working to finalize the date of the event.