Our Partners in the Field


Celebrating Artists’ Contribution to the Commonwealth

MASSCreative was pleased to join artists and members of the creative community to celebrate the 13th Annual Artists Under the Dome event at the State House. Organized and led by Massachusetts Artists Leaders Coalition, the event celebrates the significant contributions artists of all disciplines make to our state’s economy and way of life.  MASSCreative was also on hand to honor the 2019 MALC Champion of Artists Awards, given to those who have shown exceptional support of the creative community. 

image4.jpgAttendees at the 13th Annual Artists Under The Dome


Cultural Advocacy Meet-up at The Record Company

In November, The Record Company in Boston hosted a Cultural Advocacy Meet-up for members of the music community to network, hear an update on Boston Creates cultural plan from Boston’s Chief of Arts and Culture, and learn more about upcoming advocacy opportunities with MASSCreative. 

image10.jpgAttendees at The Record Company Cultural Advocacy Meet-up

Emily Ruddock of MASSCreative shared MASSCreative’s policy platform priorities and strategy to building a stronger arts advocacy field by giving supporters and artists the tools and information to advocate effectively. Ruddock also solicited feedback on the top concerns music artists have. Space to rehearse, city restrictions on where music performance can take place and a lack of equitable access to resources rose to the top.

Kara Elliot-Ortega, Chief of Arts and Culture for the City of Boston introduced attendees to the Artist Resource Desk in the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture that connects artists with city resources and support to make their work. Matt McArthur, Executive Director of The Record Company and our host for the evening gave an update on the progress their Community Music Workspace which is expected to open in 2020. 

Would you like to host a Cultural Advocacy Meet-up for your members, audiences, board of directors or stakeholders? MASSCreative is eager to help you plan your own Meet-up in 2020.  Please email Emily Ruddock ([email protected]) for more details.


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