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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 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
A Sense of Place

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A sense of place describes our relationship with places, expressed in different dimensions of human life: emotions, biographies, imagination, stories, and personal experiences. All of us have a place we call home, a place we work, places that we have memories of--a community. When arts and culture are at the center of placemaking, we create community.

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Jennifer Audley

Chair, Montague Cultural Council
The welcoming and enthusiastic arts community in Turners Falls inspired Jen Audley to put down roots in Franklin County a decade ago. She came to Western Mass from Cambridge, where she'd organized neighborhood block parties, pursued interests in art-making and local history, and... Read More →
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Aviva Kapust

Executive Director, Village of Arts and Humanities
Aviva Kapust is the Executive Director of the Village of Arts and Humanities (the Village), a multifaceted organization dedicated to community revitalization through the arts. Kapust joined the Village in 2010 as programs director, and previously worked as an art director and cre... Read More →
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Giles Li

Executive Director, Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
Giles Li is the Executive Director of Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center (BCNC), a family-centered social service agency with locations in Boston and Quincy.Giles was named the winner of the statewide 2017 Excellence in Leadership award from the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network... Read More →

Saturday March 17, 2018 1:45pm - 2:45pm
DCU Center 50 Foster Street, Worcester, MA 01608, United States

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