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Inspire. Connect. Empower.

Join us at the free, inaugural Mass Cultural Council Institute on March 17 at the DCU Center in Worcester.

Connect with peers and city and town leadership from every corner of the Commonwealth.

Together we’ll unleash The Power of Culture.

The DCU Center is physically accessible, and the 10am session will be open captioned. We welcome people of all abilities. Please let us know if there are accommodations we can provide.  


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Saturday, March 17 • 10:45am - 11:45am
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Have a cultural plan? An arts agenda? What is the vision of your municipality? Having an agenda for arts and culture planning helps support the cultural sector in your community. It deliberately includes arts and culture programming in the strategic plan for a community and gives it a level playing field. This session will talk about the creation of cultural plans, and how cities and towns have developed and rolled out these plans to benefit their communities, both economically and creatively.

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Julie Burros

Chief of Arts and Culture, City of Boston
Julie Burros is the Chief of Arts and Culture for the City of Boston, a cabinet level position reporting directly to Mayor Martin J. Walsh. The Arts Cabinet includes the Boston Public Library and the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture. She leads Boston Creates, the cultural pla... Read More →
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Jennifer Raitt

Director, Planning and Community Development, Town of Arlington
Jennifer Raitt is the Director of Planning and Community Development for the Town of Arlington. For the past 22 years, she has worked in the fields of Housing, Community Development, and Planning to advance a range of initiatives from creating affordable housing in urban and subu... Read More →
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Erin Williams

Cultural Development Officer, City of Worcester
Erin Williams is a playwright, theater director, dramaturge, Cultural Development Officer for the City of Worcester and Executive Director of the Worcester Cultural Coalition. The Coalition is a unique public private partnership which shines a spotlight on the creative activity p... Read More →

Saturday March 17, 2018 10:45am - 11:45am
DCU Center 50 Foster Street, Worcester, MA 01608, United States

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