Executive Director Anita Walker's remarks at MASSCreative’s 2019 Arts Advocacy Day: I just read about a new book that contends “the bright side has been denied the attention it deserves.” That’s not because there isn’t plenty of bright side. I’m looking at it…all of you...filling this hall. ...
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.
Periodically, we pose questions to artists about issues they face in their work and lives. This month, we revisited a question we've posed in the past: How Do You Use Online Platforms as an Artist?
Thanks to all who joined our 13 regional meetings across the state last summer, giving us an opportunity to talk about our strategic plan and Power of Culture messaging platform. Did you know that we’ve also created a messaging platform to help you make a compelling case for arts and culture in your community?
The Mass Cultural Council today announced finalists for the 2019 Commonwealth Awards, which honor exceptional achievement in the arts, humanities, and sciences.
More than 100 leaders from arts and cultural organizations gathered at the Boston Children’s Museum February 27 to celebrate the extraordinary success of the EBT Card to Culture, an innovative new program that opens doors to culture for residents of limited financial means.
Organizational support. The term is synonymous with those hard-to-find, but never enough, unrestricted operating funds. Funds that help the organization deliver on its mission by paying salaries, rent, the electric bill, and the all-important toilet paper order.
In November 2016, I relocated to the Greater Boston area from Dayton, OH just days after the Presidential election. As I reflect upon my first few days, months, and years in Boston, I was always asked “where do you live” or “where are you from?”
In 2018, Cultural Facilities Fund (CFF) awarded $9.3 million to cultural organizations in Massachusetts to support the maintenance and development of buildings. Take a look at the 2018 Annual Report to learn more about the economic impact of the Fund.
A homeless man is curled up asleep on the grate by the theater. He’s there every night. Addicts hang out in the alley by the stage door. Theatergoers look away as they pass, annoyed by the intrusion on their lovely evening. Mandy Precious works at the theater. She doesn’t look away. She invites them in.