Event Date 11.06.2023
Time: 10am-12:30pm (Doors at 9:30am)
Location: Pao Arts Center, 99 Albany Street Boston, MA 02111.
Mass Cultural Council envisions a diverse creative and cultural sector that is valued as essential in the Commonwealth. But what do employment opportunities in our sector really look like? Many of the artists, culture bearers, and creative individuals who make up the creative economy are gig workers, who move from job to job – even multiple, concurrent jobs –piecing together income along the way, often without the benefits or protections afforded in other kinds of employment.
Join us for a discussion of what the gig economy means for individual artists and for the Commonwealth’s economy writ large. Our keynote panel will include policy experts, advocates, and individual artists.
Expected speakers include:
• Doug Howgate, President, Mass Taxpayers Foundation
• Sara Hartmann, Program Director of Creative Entrepreneurship, Mass College of Art and Design
• Emily Ruddock, Executive Director, MASSCreative
• Terry Borderline, Teaching Artist, Transformative Culture Project
• And more!
After the speaking program, all are welcome to visit a break-out room:
1. Grants for Creative Individuals – Learn more about this new grant program to support creative expression, providing $5,000 grants to artists, culture bearers, and creative individuals in all artistic/creative disciplines.
2. Local Cultural Councils – Members of our Communities Team will provide an overview of LCC Program grants and a Q&A for Local Cultural Council members.
Please be advised, this program has a maximum capacity of 70 people. Registration is strongly encouraged.
UPDATE: Expected attendance at this event has reached capacity and so we’re no longer accepting new registrations.
The Pao Arts Center is an accessible space and Mass Cultural Council is committed to ensuring all who are interested can fully participate in our events. Please don’t hesitate to be in touch to request accommodations of any sort.