It has been my greatest honor to have worked alongside all of you for the past 13 years.
The following testimony was submitted to the Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development on behalf of H. 4755 – An Act establishing a COVID-19 nonprofit cultural organizations emergency fund.
Let’s take action to dismantle systemic racism and the legacy of white privilege.
We're gathering data from cultural organizations across the Commonwealth so that we can better communicate the necessary financial, human, intellectual, and social capital needed to fully recover from the coronavirus crisis.
A full timeline for the FY21 budget process is not yet available. It is unclear what processes the House and Senate will use to convene in formal sessions to safely have this important debate.
The arts and culture are essential to our health and our economy. This was the consensus at the conclusion of an online Town Hall Forum with Congressman Jim McGovern, presented by Mass Cultural Council and the Worcester Cultural Coalition.
Nearly 700 organizations responding to Mass Cultural Council surveys report more than $264,000,000 in lost revenue since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
Mass Cultural Council is issuing a second survey to collect data on the economic impact of COVID-19 on cultural organizations. Please respond to this survey by April 14, 2020.
Our governing Council has approved two COVID-19 relief efforts to help individuals and cultural organizations address economic impacts associated with the coronavirus pandemic.
The first-ever virtual hearing by the Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development was pulled together in a matter of days, attracted more than 220 members of the public and told the stories behind the numbers of revenue loss, layoffs and hardship affecting the cultural sector in Massachusetts.
We're launching a special new series on Zoom called "Culture Chats," where we highlight the power of culture through resilience, adaptation, agility, and innovation.
In just under a week, 566 cultural nonprofits and 595 individual artists/independent teaching artists-humanists-scientists responded to our survey. The results are striking and demand attention.
Through our podcast we showcase examples of innovation and leadership in our sector, and provide a space for folks working in the arts and culture realm to hear about what’s happening “under the hood” in organizations and communities across the Commonwealth.
Mass Cultural Council has released a case statement on the benefits of arts and cultural funding to the state’s economy, communities, and the education of our young people – and what long-term reinvestment in Mass Cultural Council's work can accomplish.
Today Governor Baker released a budget for FY21 that proposes an investment of $16.3M for the arts, humanities, and sciences through the Mass Cultural Council, representing a 9.455% funding reduction from FY20.
A powerful argument for robust public investment in arts and culture has been made this week, albeit unintentionally, with a recent high-profile suggestion that cultural sites in the Middle East could be in potential danger.
The best advice I’ve ever been given came in a very small package: a sentence of only two words, no adornment in the form of adjectives, adverbs, clauses or prepositions. A tiny sentence containing a philosophy, a framework and a call to action.
Bethann brings to Mass Cultural Council almost two decades of public service experience in Massachusetts state government, most recently as Chief of Staff to Senator Adam Hinds of the Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin & Hampden District.
The Mass Cultural Council released a spending plan for the new fiscal year that will invest more than $16.5 million in a range of grant programs, services, and initiatives to support the arts, humanities, and sciences in communities across Massachusetts.
Curriculum frameworks are the foundational architecture for teaching and learning in K-12 education. Without frameworks, schools struggle to set learning standards and effective ways to track student growth and achievement. Subjects lacking strong frameworks are often marginalized or ignored.