GCI recognizes the need for our cultural and creative community to be informed and advocate for the resources and support necessary to thrive. We will help to inform the community and encourage citizen participation and advocacy for policy changes and increased investment at every level of government to support cultural and artistic expression.
Here are some of the organizations that provide useful and necessary advocacy information:
Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development – https://malegislature.gov/Committees/LegacyDetail/j30
The duty of the committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development to consider all matters concerning tourism, arts and cultural development in the Commonwealth and such other matters as may be referred.
Animating Democracy – Animatingdemocracy.org
As a program of Americans for the Arts, we bring national visibility to arts for change work, build knowledge about quality practice, and create useful resources. By demonstrating the public value of creative work that contributes to social change and fostering synergy across arts and other fields and sectors, we work to make the arts an integral and effective part of solutions to the challenges of communities and toward ensuring a healthy democracy.
Arts and Business Council of Boston – Artsandbusinesscouncil.org
The Arts & Business Council of Greater Boston invests in the people and organizations that create the art we love. We do this through integrated and responsive programs and services designed to support and nurture the creative ecosystem.
-Volunteer Lawyers For The Arts
-The Creative Campus
-The Open Funds Studios Initiative
-Professional Development Studios For The Artists
Americans for the Arts – americansforthearts.org/advocate
Our mission is to build recognition and support for the extraordinary and dynamic value of the arts and to lead, serve, and advance the diverse networks of organizations and individuals who cultivate the arts in America. Connecting your best ideas and leaders from the arts, communities, and business, together we can work to ensure that every American has access to the transformative power of the arts.
-Legislative Issues Center
-Facts and Figures
-Take Action Now
MassCreative – mass-creative.org
MASSCreative advocates for a well-resourced and equitable creative sector that is essential to the economic and civic vibrancy of Massachusetts. Working with its organizational and individual members, MASSCreative advances the public policy, grassroots advocacy learning, and cross-sector alliances necessary to creating a Commonwealth where art, culture, and creativity are a valued part of everyday life.
Massachusetts Artists Leaders Coalition, MALC (Artists Under the Dome) – http://www.artistsunderthedome.org/art_leaders.html
The goal of the Massachusetts Artists Leaders Coalition (MALC) is to ensure that Massachusetts artists of all disciplines have a voice in public dialogs, decisions, and key public policy initiatives that impact the artists community and the creative economy. MALC works to ensure that artists have a permanent place at the policy making table. MALC brings together artists leaders of all disciplines and artist(s) run organizations, initiatives, and businesses around key issues facing Massachusetts artists working in all disciplines.