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MA Arts Funders' Network Meeting

August 24th, 2021
10:00AM to 11:30AM
Zoom - information to be emailed
Grantmaker, Philanthropic Advisor
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Network Meeting
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Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and necessary public health closures of public spaces, the Massachusetts creative community engaged in significant unified arts advocacy for the federal, state and local policy needs. Arts workers and cultural leaders channeled their energy and passion into effective advocacy actions. Results are starting to show through increased public funding and recovery dollars on the federal, state and local levels. 

But as reopening demands our attention, how can the creative community sustain advocacy? What are the upcoming opportunities to increase public support for the arts as well as develop elected officials into arts champions? How can we identify and support local and regional arts advocacy leaders? And most importantly, what role can funders play in these crucial nonpartisan efforts?

In this session, Emily Ruddock, Executive Director of MASSCreative, will address these questions and more. Participants will learn about MASSCreative's relaunch and expansion of Create the Vote, a nonpartisan coalition of statewide arts and cultural grassroots organizers and policy advocates. MASSCreative’s election related work will be discussed along with plans for statewide coalition building. We will discuss the ways for funders to connect to these initiatives.

MASSCreative will also share a legislative update on American Rescue Plan Act funding and what to expect from the state legislature this fall. 

This session is being planned by Emily Ruddock for the MA Arts Funders’ Network.

About the Network:

Massachusetts Arts Funders' Network bi-monthly meetings provide a learning opportunity on an issue or trend facing the arts and cultural community coupled with a chance to network and update colleagues on their current work, challenges, and opportunities in a roundtable format.

Zoom information will be sent via email in advance of the session.

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