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!


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 plan... 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 suburban... 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 produced... Read More →

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

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