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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Dawry Ruiz

Independent Artist; Youth Member

Dawry Ruiz is a local Boston artist who uses the mediums of rapping, spoken word poetry, filmmaking, and photography. He uses his experiences of being a person of color in America and his ideas of going against the grain as inspiration for his art. He has previously interned in Communications and Development at ZUMIX in East Boston, helped to plan a Youth focused music festival, called Yes Fest, and his podcasting work has been published. Dawry is currently on the ZUMIX Teen Council, and a radio host for 2 shows on ZUMIX radio and one of many artists in the hip-hop collective Project: METHOD.