Thank you all for participating in the Mass Cultural Council Institute – Unleashing the Power of Culture - on March 17th. Five hundred of you came from cities and towns across the state to meet your colleagues, learn from others and understand your importance as an economic driver in your communities. What incredible energy you brought with you and we here at the Mass Cultural Council are so inspired by the work that you are doing day in and day out to weave the Power of Culture into the fabric of your communities. Thank You!


avatar for Jennifer Audley

Jennifer Audley

Montague Cultural Council
avatar for Charles G. Baldwin

Charles G. Baldwin

Mass Cultural Council
Program Officer, UP
avatar for Julie Burros

Julie Burros

City of Boston
Chief of Arts and Culture
avatar for Vanessa Calderón-Rosado, Ph.D.

Vanessa Calderón-Rosado, Ph.D.

Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción
Chief Executive Officer
avatar for Joseph Curro

Joseph Curro

Town of Arlington
Chair, Board of Selectmen
avatar for Tal Dassau

Tal Dassau

Acton-Boxborough Cultural Council
Youth Member
avatar for Natalie Dawn

Natalie Dawn

Acton-Boxborough Cultural Council
Youth Member
avatar for Peter DiMuro

Peter DiMuro

The Dance Complex
Executive Artistic Director
avatar for Rashin Fahandej

Rashin Fahandej

MIT Open Documentary Lab
Research Fellow
avatar for Leslie Ferrin

Leslie Ferrin

Ferrin Contemporary
Owner and Director
avatar for Pacey Foster

Pacey Foster

UMass Boston
Associate Professor, Management
avatar for Regie Gibson

Regie Gibson

Literary Performer
avatar for Liz Hartsgrove

Liz Hartsgrove

Town of Barnstable
Consumer Affairs Supervisor
avatar for Lee Heald

Lee Heald

AHA! New Bedford
avatar for David Howse

David Howse

Executive Director
avatar for Gregory Jenkins

Gregory Jenkins

Somerville Arts Council
Executive Director
avatar for Meri Jenkins

Meri Jenkins

Mass Cultural Council
Manager, Cultural Districts Initiative
avatar for Aviva Kapust

Aviva Kapust

Village of Arts and Humanities
Executive Director
avatar for Giles Li

Giles Li

Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
Executive Director
avatar for Greg Liakos

Greg Liakos

Mass Cultural Council
Communications Director
avatar for Celina Miranda

Celina Miranda

Hyde Square Task Force
Executive Director
avatar for Cherie Mittenthal

Cherie Mittenthal

Truro Center for the Arts at Castle Hill
Executive Artistic Director
avatar for Jose Nieto

Jose Nieto

Creative Director
avatar for Jennifer Raitt

Jennifer Raitt

Town of Arlington
Director, Planning and Community Development
avatar for Gary Roberts

Gary Roberts

Medford Arts Council
avatar for Dawry Ruiz

Dawry Ruiz

Independent Artist; Youth Member
avatar for Sunanda Sahay

Sunanda Sahay

Chair, Acton-Boxborough Cultural Council
avatar for Margo Saulnier

Margo Saulnier

City of New Bedford
Arts & Culture Strategist
avatar for Madeleine Steczynski

Madeleine Steczynski

Co-Founder and Executive Director
avatar for Käthe Swaback

Käthe Swaback

Raw Art Works
Program Director
avatar for Maya Townsend

Maya Townsend

Partnering Resources
Founder, Lead Consultant
avatar for Linda Tyer

Linda Tyer

City of Pittsfield
avatar for Erin Williams

Erin Williams

City of Worcester
Cultural Development Officer
avatar for Matt Wilson

Matt Wilson

Executive Director
avatar for Laura Zabel

Laura Zabel

Springboard for the Arts
Executive Director