WBUR: Who Should Be The Mayor’s Arts Czar? Our Nominees

Greg Cook and Ed Siegel of WBUR's The Artery, put their heads together to come up with a list of their own nominees for Mayor-elect Marty Walsh's new cultural officer. On a list full of impressive names in the arts and cultural community, we were honored to see many names representing the Create the Vote coalition, including: executive director Jill Medvedow of the ICA, senior program officer F. Javier Torres of the Boston Foundation, director of artistic programs David Dower of ArtsEmerson, managing director Michael Maso of Huntington Theatre Company, Joyce Kulhawik of Joyce's Choices, and executive director Catherine Peterson of ArtsBoston.

Most notably, the list features executive director of MASSCreative, Matt Wilson, as a suggestion for Marty Walsh's cultural officer. Greg Cook supported his choice with Matt's credentials: 

With three decades of experience in political organizing for Toxics Action Center, MoveOn.org and the like, he became the Massachusetts art advocacy group’s first director in March and quickly built a coalition that helped make culture a central issue in Boston’s mayoral campaign. MassCreative attracted an overflow crowd to a candidates forum about the arts at ArtsEmerson’s 590-seat Paramount Mainstage theater on Sept. 9.

Read the entire list in the Artery's article: "Who Should Be The Mayor’s Arts Czar? Our Nominees."


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