• Come to the MCC Power of Culture Tour, Holyoke, MA, Dec. 7

    by  • December 4, 2017 • Events, News

    2017 Power of Culture Tour: Holyoke

    The Massachusetts Cultural Council will wrap up the 2017 Power of Culture tour in Holyoke, MA,  Dec. 7, 2017.

    What:  Celebration of Mass Cultural Council’s $12 million in new grants to cultural sector, including $2 million for Western Mass; rollout of agency’s new vision & strategic plan.

    Where:  Holyoke Creative Arts Center, 384a Dwight Street.

    When: Thursday, Dec. 7, 3 p.m.

    Who:  Who: State Senator Donald Humason Jr. of Westfield & Representative Aaron Vega of Holyoke; Senators Eric Lesser of Longmeadow, Co-Chair, Joint Committee on Economic Development & Emerging Technologies, & Adam Hinds of Pittsfield, Co-Chair, Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts, & Cultural Development; Anita Walker, Executive Director, Mass Cultural Council; Michael Knapik, W. Mass Director, Baker-Polito Administration; Jeff Bianchine, Chair, Holyoke Creative Arts Center; David Tebaldi, Executive Director, Mass Humanities; arts, humanities, & science leaders from region.

    Why: The Power of Culture Tour celebrates the transformative work of the nonprofit arts, humanities, and sciences in communities across the Commonwealth. The Mass Cultural Council will introduce its new five-year strategic plan; announce new grants to nonprofit cultural organizations, schools, artists, and communities; and recognize legislative leaders for their support of its mission and grant programs. More than 200 arts, humanities, and science leaders have joined Mass Cultural Council and legislative leaders at earlier events in Provincetown, Boston, Natick, and Gloucester. The public is welcome to attend.


    The goal of the Massachusetts Artists Leaders Coalition (MALC) is to ensure that Massachusetts artists of all disciplines have a voice in public dialogs, decisions, and key public policy initiatives that impact the artists community and the creative economy. MALC works to ensure that artists have a permanent place at the policy making table.