Power of Culture Blog
Local Cultural Councils practice engagement in ways that are responsive to their specific communities. Here are some tips and examples.
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Check out these episodes of Creative Minds Out Loud, Mass Cultural Council’s podcast:
Jay Calderin, Founder and Executive Director of Boston Fashion Week, discusses his work as a designer with the Fashion Accessibility Project and how it inspired new ways of thinking about designing for the body.
New Bedford Whaling Museum’s High School Apprenticeship Program provides resources and support to students that deepen community engagement and cultivate college and career readiness.
Director of Apprentices and Interns Christina Turner and then Vice President of Education and Programs Sarah Rose share how the program has grown into a nationally-recognized model for creative youth development.
Benjamin Forman, Director of the Gateway Cities Innovation Institute at MassINC, says residential property values are higher in communities that foster the arts & culture. Municipal leaders should take stock of that when considering modest public investments in strategies such as Cultural Districts and the economic returns they yield.