Community Preservation Act Overwhelmingly Passes in Boston, Pittsfield, & Springfield
On Election Day, a new wave of Massachusetts communities passed the Community Preservation Act (CPA), establishing new municipal funds for more affordable housing, better parks and playgrounds, and the preservation of historic buildings.
Working with MASSCreative, the arts and cultural communities in Boston, Springfield, and Pittsfield partnered with the housing and environmental sectors to pass the Community Preservation Act in their cities.
Building Community on the South Shore through Art
Eleven years ago, the South Shore Conservatory (SSC) hosted the Duxbury Music Festival as a one-off event aimed at strengthening the organization’s relationship with the community in the vicinity of its beautiful satellite campus.
“There was a sense that we weren't as engaged, or that people within the community weren't as aware of the conservatory as we wanted,” recalls Kathy Czerny, SSC president. “So we decided to start a chamber music festival, and at first, it really was just going to be a one-year activity, and we engaged a number of volunteers the first year.”