This morning, the Conference Committee released its budget which will be voted on this afternoon by the Massachusetts House and Senate. Lawmakers can not change this budget or add amendments to it. They can vote yes, no, or abstain from voting on it.
To view the Conference Committee budget and see what amendments made it...Read more →
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The City of Worcester and the Worcester Cultural Coalition recognize creative placemaking, cultural economic development and the arts as powerful tools to improve...Read more →
We’d like to introduce you to the concepts presented in two reports that show the win-win possibilities of creative placemaking – when residents, nonprofits, artists of all disciplines, developers, and local government work together to invigorate neighborhoods using “local creative assets as drivers of change…that served as a bulwark against the displacement...Read more →
Based on the latest data, France, with a population of 66.8 million people, federally funds music at $307 million. England (population 53 million) federally funds music at $53 million. The U.S., with a population of 321.4 million, spends just $8 million for music federally, and the Trump administration proposes cutting that to zero.
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Boston’s New Artist Fellowship deadline has been extended to July 17th
The City of Boston will offer five fellowship awards, each worth $10,000 in 2017. Awards will be distributed across artistic disciplines, and the number of awards per discipline will vary according to the applications received and the recommendations of the review panel. Awards will...Read more →
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Dr. Barbara Lewis, Director of the Trotter Institute at UMass Boston, gives a wonder talk about African American Poet Phillis Wheatley:
“Professor Barbara Lewis talked about the time in which poet Phillis Wheatley lived. She spoke about Boston’s treatment of slaves and Phillis Wheatley’s standing in her master’s household. She also looked at...Read more →
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The Mel King Institute for community building announces an upcoming training event:
Creative Placemaking WorkshopRead more →
June 27th 9:30am – 4:30pm
What: Juneteenth: Revolution
When: Wednesday, June 21st | 5pm – 10:00pm, programming to begin at 6pm
Where: Museum of Fine Arts | @MFABoston
More Info: Juneteenth at MFA Boston Facebook page
Come together to celebrate creativity, community, and freedom at the fifth-annual Juneteenth event at the MFA—presented in partnership with Read more →