By now you may have seen an email announcing an Massachusetts Cultural Council survey to help us in strategic planning. I want to reach out especially to you as members of the traditional arts community and to ask you to respond to questions specific to our field.
You can share your ideas at four public forums we’ve scheduled for early December. MCC staff will join attendees to create a shared vision for expanding support for the arts, humanities, and sciences in Massachusetts, and how to translate that vision into reality. Register for a public forum.
Please consider filling out a short and simple planning survey (which should take 15 minutes or less; please complete by Friday, December 16, 2011). All responses will be confidential (unless you request otherwise).
In addition to the questions that are posed in the survey, feel free to comment on issues that directly affect our field:
1. How important is it for the MCC to continue funding traditional arts apprenticeships and artist fellowships?
2. How else do you think we can support the work of traditional artists?
3. Are there people or traditions you think we should know about? If so, let us know.
Thank you. Your input will be invaluable in shaping the strategic plan and charting MCC’s future course.