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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!


 

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Saturday, March 17 • 10:45am - 11:45am
Telling Your Story and Making it Count

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Who knew? Your city/town has so much to share with the world. It is rich with arts, culture and history, but how do you let people know? The power of evaluation is key to unlocking these treasures. Counting, surveying, and researching will give you the tools you need to tell your story, increase public awareness and empower your community to celebrate its uniqueness. This session will help you identify the necessary information you need to tell your story and promote your city/town.

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Pacey Foster

Associate Professor, Management, UMass Boston
Pacey Foster is Associate Professor of Management at UMass Boston. He received his Ph.D. from the Wallace E. Carroll School of Management at Boston College and his research focuses on social networks, and economic and regional dynamics in the creative economy. In 2016, Professor... Read More →
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Lee Heald

Director, AHA! New Bedford
Since 2007, Candace Lee Heald has served as the Director of AHA! New Bedford’s 2nd Thursday FREE Art and Culture Night. AHA! is the longest continuously funded grant for place-making and the creative economy from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and continues to have one of the best returns on financial investment in the Commonwealth. Lee was one of the authors for the original AHA! grant and has been on the Steering Committee from the beginning as Program Chair, or later... Read More →
avatar for Käthe Swaback

Käthe Swaback

Program Director, Raw Art Works
Käthe Swaback is a visual artist, art therapist, and arts administrator with an M.A. in expressive therapy. Käthe joined the core team of Raw Art Works to develop RAW Space in 1994 with the mission to "ignite the desire to create and the confidence to succeed in our youth." As... Read More →
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Matt Wilson

Executive Director, MASSCreative
Matt Wilson is the Executive Director of MASSCreative, the statewide advocacy voice for Massachusetts’ arts, cultural, and creative community. Since its founding in 2012, MASSCreative has grown to more than 400 organizational members with 25,000 individuals taking part in publi... Read More →


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Saturday March 17, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
South Ballroom

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