MASSCreative Urges Attendance at Tonight's Boston Creates Town Hall


MASSCreative Urges Attendance at Tonight’s Boston Creates Town Hall
Group also praises Boston Mayor Marty Walsh for making arts in Boston a priority for his administration

June 2, 2015― Statement by MASSCreative Executive Director Matt Wilson on Boston Creates Town Meeting:


“Tonight, the city of Boston will hold an historic town hall meeting on how the City should support and invest in the creative community. It will be the first in a series of meetings held throughout the summer to gather ideas and priorities from Boston residents. It’s important for those who care about arts, culture and creativity in Boston to attend and offer their ideas for building a vibrant, more connected Boston.

“It’s also important to recognize Boston Mayor Marty Walsh for his leadership. During the 2013 campaign for mayor, Walsh pledged to lead an ‘Arts Renaissance’ in the city. Since his election, he has appointed Julie Burros as the city’s Chief of Arts and Culture, and his administration has supported installation of Janet Echelman’s transformative aerial rope sculpture above the Greenway, and organized tonight’s Cultural Planning Town Hall. This is the kind of leadership the arts community has long awaited in the city of Boston, and to ensure that this work continues, we urge artists and advocates to attend tonight’s town hall meeting.”

NOTE: The Boston Creates Cultural Planning Town Hall will take place from 6-9pm at English High School in Jamaica Plain. MASSCreative will be tweeting from the meeting with the hashtag #BostonCreates


Founded in 2012, MASSCreative works with creative leaders and entrepreneurs, working artists, arts educators, and arts and cultural supporters to empower creative organizations and the public with a powerful voice to advocate for the resources and support necessary to build vibrant and connected communities. More than 300 arts and cultural organizations from around the state are members of MASSCreative. 

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