June 15 Policy & Action Review

Educate. Advocate. Organize.

These are the strategies that guide MASSCreative's work to interpret policy into action for a stronger and more equitable creative sector in Massachusetts. We hope you're finding your own way to educate, advocate, and organize during the current social and economic crisis brought on by both COVID-19 and police brutality and racial injustice. And during it all, MASSCreative is here to provide you with the policy advocacy and action updates needed to support equitable communities and a stronger, more inclusive creative sector.


Virtual Policy & Action Updates

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

Check out MASSCreative’s June 12 Policy & Action Update

Register for MASSCreative’s June 19 Policy & Action Update


Policy Update


MASSCreative continues to monitor and report on state and federal policy that supports equitable communities and a stronger, more inclusive creative sector. 

Learn more in MASSCreative's Policy Update, including:

Elections and the Census

Arts Education and PreK-12 Reopening Plans

Paycheck Protection Program and Main Street Lending Program

Reopening Massachusetts: Phase 2, Step 1

H. 4755 An Act establishing a COVID-19 nonprofit cultural organizations emergency relief fund


Action Update


We are all being called to take individual and collective action to build a more equitable, just future. Here are some actions you can take advocate for cultural equity and lift up the creative community:



We want to continue to use this space to highlight the work of MASSCreative Member Organizations and partners committed to racial equity. We want to thank and highlight the leaders doing the deep work to build anti-racist arts and culture organizations and advance cultural equity.

Marian Brown of Arts Connect International is one of those leaders. The new Cultural Equity Learning Community, created in partnership with The Mayor’s Office of Arts & Culture and The Boston Foundation, was developed in the recognition that any discussion of equity within the arts and culture sector must acknowledge the long history of oppression, marginalization, and violence that shapes our society, and our institutions.

Read more in our Spotlight: Arts Connect International Promotes Cultural Equity


Hope to see you on Friday, June 19 from 9:45-10am for our next Policy & Action Update.

If you’re looking for more COVID-19 resources, you can check out MASSCreative’s COVID-19 pages, including updates, resources, advocacy, policy recommendations, and policy & action updates.

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