Key Messages - Community Connection

Headline Message

Community-based arts and cultural organizations bring people together

  • Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, arts and cultural organizations have been vital to sustaining personal and community connections. The Makanda Project, a 13-piece jazz ensemble, carefully choreographed live events for small audiences that were streamed online to a wider audience of fans at home. In the fall, the Worcester Chamber Music Society live streamed six concerts drawing 100 people per performance. The organization also maintained its program of free lessons in violin, viola, and cello to youth from impoverished neighborhoods by building online portals for parents and students. The Theatre Offensive wrote and staged two original plays and live streamed them to audiences. The Boston Gay Men’s Chorus harnessed their love for music into musical collections that celebrate and reconnect audiences and communities. Over the past year, the chorus has released over 10 original videos that have garnered hundreds of thousands of views and positive comments across social media. #culturalfutureact #mapoli 
  • The Mass Cultural Council supports 45 cultural districts across the state. These districts are managed and maintained with significant involvement from local business, civic, education, and arts leaders, creating connections between and among community groups that would otherwise not occur.
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published this page in ARPA Advocacy 2021-07-16 00:05:07 -0400

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