#ArtsMatterChat revs up conversation on arts funding

The arts community is hungry for a conversation about funding, and last month’s Twitter Chat proved it. Nearly 300 Twitter users added their voice, tweeting 1,600 times and causing the hashtag #ArtsMatterChat to go viral and trend nationally.

Led by a strong group of arts leaders, the online conversation provided valuable expertise and resources for artists, arts educators, and institutions.


Following a question-and-answer format, MASSCreative posed seven questions about arts funding, and the panel – and 300 Twitter users following the conversation – shared what they know. Many participants helped grow the conversation by using the Twitter chat as a platform to discuss resonant and emerging questions from the arts community, regarding issues of government support and funding.

Want the major takeaway? You should see it for yourself. Check out our Storify, highlighting all the great information shared.


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