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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Pacey Foster

UMass Boston
Associate Professor, Management

Pacey Foster is Associate Professor of Management at UMass Boston. He received his Ph.D. from the Wallace E. Carroll School of Management at Boston College and his research focuses on social networks, and economic and regional dynamics in the creative economy. In 2016, Professor Foster launched the Massachusetts Hip-Hop Archive in collaboration with the UMass Boston’s Healey Library and Special Collections and the Boston Public Library. His research has been published by scholarly outlets including the Oxford Handbook of Creative Industries, Regional Studies, Work and Occupations and Poetics, and has been featured in local and international press. In addition to this scholarly work, Professor Foster has over 20 years of experience providing consulting, training, and research services to private, public, and not-for-profit organizations including the Mass Cultural Council, New England Foundation for the Arts, Aptima, IBM, Partners Health Care, The Center for Medical Simulation, and the Program of Instruction for Lawyers at Harvard Law School, among others.