David T. Slatery Bio
David T. Slatery, Deputy Director/Acting Executive Director, Mass Cultural Council
Dave has been the Deputy Director of the Massachusetts Cultural Council since 2012. In such role, he also acted as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Legal Officer. A graduate of Allegheny College and University of Chicago Law School, after many years in law and finance, Dave came to the arts by working to provide affordable housing for artists in his role as General Counsel and Deputy Director of MassDevelopment, the state’s economic development authority. Over the past 30 years, Dave has served in many roles in state agencies, served on the boards of several community arts organizations, and privately practiced finance and real estate law. In those roles, Dave acquired a strong interest in supporting the creative economy and arts-based redevelopment. He has also been associated with the law firms of Bingham, Dana & Gould and Brann & Isaacson, the Massachusetts Port Authority, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, L/A Arts, the local arts agency of Lewiston-Auburn, Maine, the Fort Point Cultural Coalition and YouthBuild USA, a youth development non-profit network.