“Taina” (acrylic on canvas 16” x 20”) is a piece by Care Center youth artist Jennieliz Lopez.
- Keep it simple. Discard what’s nonessential. Spark joy. MIT and Harvard researchers recommend strategies for teaching this fall
- Great little film explaining why Zoom is so difficult with music and also giving some hope with JackTrip. Playing Music Together Online Is Not As Simple As It Seems
- 5 Museum Curators Share The Artwork They’ve Missed The Most
- To learn more about how developmental relationships can be used in your work with young people, download the Search Institute’s, Relationships First: Creating Connections That Help Young People Thrive. Continue reading Inspiration and Education – Aug 10
Reopening Resources can be found on Mass Cultural Council’s site. For Public Events and Performance Venues see the State Reopening Guidelines for sectors that have been categorized under Phase 3 of reopening, including indoor and outdoor events, indoor recreation, museums and cultural facilities, and theaters and performance venues.
Create, Connect, Catalyze Framework – key impact areas essential to creative youth development. Developed by the CYD National Partnership. Continue reading Opportunities & Resources – Aug 3
Just a year ago, Hannah Parker was part of a group of dedicated teens ages 16-19, from the Creative Youth Development (CYD) organization, Raw Art Works. In my former role there as artistic director, I facilitated an art project, designed for Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, where teens created a body of spinning art for the hallways of the hospital entitled, “Project Revolution.” One of the questions that the young artists replied to was, “What core elements are needed to help you revolve and propel toward your future with greater mental, physical, and emotional health?” Hannah responded with a beautiful art piece and the wish, “When this art spins I want people to understand their worth. We are capable of changing the world and the worlds of other people, we just have to believe in ourselves.” The following captures some of the conversation between Hannah and I, as she shares her wisdom regarding health, outrage, and next steps in creating systems of change.
Continue reading We Must See Ourselves as Catalysts
This Spring we hosted a series of “Culture Chats,” to highlight the power of culture through resilience, adaptation, agility, and innovation.
These conversations offered a break from the gloom of the Coronavirus, a little bit of sunshine to remind us that the arts and culture are alive and well, if not necessarily in the theaters and venues where we’re used to finding them.
Watch our conversations with these Creative Youth Development leaders:
Continue reading Culture Chats with CYD Leaders
Congratulations to ZUMIX, Hyde Square Task Force, and Cambridge Community Center – three of 32 Creative Youth Development organizations in the US awarded by The Lewis Prize COVID-19 Community Response Fund for adapting and responding to the pressing needs of the young people they serve.
Continue reading Mass Groups Receive Lewis Prize for Music Awards
On the Mass Cultural Council’s podcast, Creative Minds Out Loud, we spoke with Kim Dawson, Director of Advancement at ZUMIX. A venerable creative youth development organization in East Boston, ZUMIX works with a largely immigrant community to better equip its youth to be able to navigate the world once they have graduated out of their programs and high school. Dawson shares how they are expanding their opportunities for workforce development to help youth gain the skills they need to be paid well to do something they really love.
- Governor’s plan to reopen Massachusetts. (MASSCreative is collecting any questions you may have about the plan.)
- Camp Operations Guide Summer 2020 and Many Day Camps Are Choosing To Reopen, But Should Your Child Attend?
- Reopening the Cultural Sector in U.S. Cities
- Webinar Recap: Understanding Audiences: Early Results from Culture and Community in Time of Crisis Survey
- COVID-19: Prepare, Mitigate, Recover, an online community platform created by the Theatre Communications Group.
- U.S. Department of Arts and Culture Community Care in the Time of Coronavirus, a diverse resource list for addressing social justice as it pertains to the nation’s reaction to the COVID-19 emergency, including, ART BECAME THE OXYGEN: AN ARTISTIC RESPONSE GUIDE
Call to Action: Recently submitted bill H.4755 will set aside and distribute funds to support non-profit arts & cultural organizations in the wake of COVID-19. We encourage organizations and individuals to submit testimony in support of this bill by June 16, 2020 at 5pm. Learn more.
In a 17 minute film, Segregated by Design examines the forgotten history of how our federal, state and local governments unconstitutionally segregated every major metropolitan area in America through law and policy.
Continue reading Opportunities & Resources – June 15