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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Matt Wilson

Executive Director
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 public education and advocacy actions.
Since 2013, MASSCreative’s campaigns have helped increase operational and capital investment into the Commonwealth’s arts and cultural community by 50%. Its advocacy work with the Arts for All Coalition help implement state policies to increase access and participation to quality arts education. MASSCreative has coordinated more than 35 nonpartisan Create the Vote campaigns to help inject the issues of arts and culture into mayoral, gubernatorial and state legislative races across the Commonwealth.

Prior to MASSCreative, Wilson led campaigns for a cleaner environment, affordable and accessible health care, to fight corporate power, and to elect progressive government leaders. Wilson graduated from Dartmouth College in 1983 and also earned a Masters of Public Administration at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government in 2008.