- At a time when the Culture Wars have been revived in Washington, and the Trump Administration has proposed zeroing out funding the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities, we need to look to our local leadership to show support for the arts in Massachusetts.
As we gear up for another budget and legislative season here in the Commonwealth, we’re reminded that democracy starts at home.
That’s why we invited everyone to channel their arts advocacy energy into MASSCreative’s second Arts Matter Advocacy Day on March 28 to show our state political leaders that arts still matter in Massachusetts.
- Leading up to the big day, people were getting pumped and excited about #AMAD17.
- MASSCreative and many volunteers spent many days and many hours preparing for the big advocacy day to make sure everyone felt prepared to meet with their legislators.
- Then on March 28th, people from all over Massachusetts joined us for a morning at the Paramount Center in downtown Boston to learn how to best run their meetings with their legislators.
- After the morning reception with breakfast and a Berklee College of Music combo to get everyone pumped for the day, the program began on the Robert J. Orchard Stage.
- But first, let's take a selfie...
- By 10:30am, #AMAD17 was trending #1 in Boston and #6 nationally in the United States.