May 26 Policy & Action Reveiw

Virtual Policy & Action Updates


Every Friday from 9:45-10am, the MASSCreative team hosts our COVID-19 Virtual Policy & Action Updates. These 15-minute updates are meant to provide you with what you need to know about COVID-19 policy advocacy and actions you can take to support the creative community.

Check out MASSCreative’s May 22 Policy & Action Update

Register for MASSCreative’s May 29 Policy & Action Update


Top Policy Update

On May 18, Gov. Baker announced a four-phase plan for reopening the Massachusetts economy based on public health measures. While some retailers and businesses started to reopen in a limited capacity on Memorial Day, we know that it will not be safe for many arts and cultural organizations and venues to reopen their spaces until Phase 3 or Phase 4.

We know many are struggling to reimagine the future while also trying to figure out when to reopen, restart, and begin to recover. MASSCreative is here to help you make sense of the MA reopening plan and direct you to some easy, effective actions.

Read more on Reopening: Four-Phase Approach


Top Actions


The creative community will need significant resources in order to recover during and after Massachusetts' four reopening phases. Our members of Congress play a significant role in ensuring any emergency recovery loans or programs make their way to cities and towns in MA.

Contact your Member of Congress to make sure the HEROES Act gets the attention it deserves:

Email your Members of Congress

Call your Members of Congress


Some Good News

We at MASSCreative firmly believe that the arts should be woven into all young people’s lives. We also recognize that access to opportunities in the arts is not equal for all students, and that the pandemic has only heightened these inequities.

That’s why we were thrilled to hear about the efforts of Open Door Arts and EdVestors who, as part of Boston Public Schools (BPS) Arts Expansion Initiative, distributed 4,400 art kits to students across Boston. 

Read MASSCreative’s Spotlight: Open Door Arts & EdVestors Help Equalize Access to the Arts


So mark your calendars for every Friday from 9:45-10am and look out for this Policy & Action Review in your inbox at the start of the week. If you’re looking for more COVID-19 resources, you can check out MASSCreative’s COVID-19 pages, including updatesresourcesadvocacypolicy recommendations, and policy & action updates.

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