Arts matter day

Presented by MASSCreative
Paramount Center and Massachusetts State House Washington Street and Beacon Hill , Boston

On March 28, Boston Dance Alliance is partnering with MASSCreative for Arts Matter Advocacy Day, to show our state political leaders that arts matter in Massachusetts.

Beginning at the Paramount Center in downtown Boston, Arts Matter Advocacy Day will bring together the statewide creative community for a half-day event, featuring speakers, performers, connecting with colleagues, and an ‘Arts Matter March’ — with musical accompaniment! — to the State House to meet with our legislators.


  •   9:00: Registration, breakfast, socializing at the Paramount Center, Boston
  • 10:00: Welcome
    • Emcee: David Howse, ArtsEmerson
  • 10:30: How to be an effective arts advocate
    • How to tell your story for social change
      • Sara Stackhouse, Boston Conservatory at Berklee and MASSCreative Board Chair
    • Policy Briefings
      • State Funding for the Arts with the Massachusetts Cultural Council
      • Arts Education with Myran Parker-Brass, Boston Public Schools
      • Creative Placemaking with Deborah Greel, Public Art Planner, City of Salem
      • Cultural Caucus with Representative William “Smitty” Pignatelli (D-Lenox)
    • Performance: Conservatory Lab Charter School String Orchestra
    • Sample role-play with legislator
    • Prep for meeting with your legislators
  • 12:30: Arts Matter March from the Paramount Center to the MA State House (with street bands!)
  •   1:30: Meet with your legislators in the MA State House
  •   2:45: Debrief with Representative Chris Walsh (D-Framingham)


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