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Creating Boston 2021: Celebrating Creative Joy and Community Engagement (ASL and Live Captions)
Featuring performances by Boston artists, statements from Mayoral Candidates on their vision for arts and culture, and tips for how YOU can engage in the upcoming city elections
Join creatives and cultural supporters across Boston for this virtual event powered by the Create the Vote Boston. Featuring performances by Boston artists, statements from Mayoral Candidates on their vision for arts and culture in Boston and tips for how YOU can engage in the upcoming city elections, we will celebrate the diversity and strength of the creative community in Boston.
Thursday 2 September
Create the Vote Boston 2021 and WBUR present the Boston Mayoral Candidate Forum on Art, Culture, and Creativity moderated by WBUR arts and culture reporter Cristela Guerra.
The next mayor of Boston will have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to lead Boston out of the COVID-19 pandemic toward a more inclusive, just, and connected city. To succeed, the arts and cultural sector must be centered in those efforts. Before the pandemic, the city’s arts sector contributed $2 billion to Boston’s economy, sustained 30,000 jobs, and drew 21 million people to cultural events—which is more than four times as many people who attended professional sports games. As creators and consumers of cultural expression and celebration, we connect more deeply to ourselves, our communities, and our city. Yet artists, their creations, and the nearly infinite ways in which they make life worth living are so woven into the tapestry of our lives that we barely notice them and take their impact for granted.
In this mayoral forum, candidates were asked to share their vision for Boston’s post-pandemic future and the role that artists and arts and cultural organizations will play in it.
About Create the Vote Boston Coalition
CTV Boston Coalition is a network of arts and cultural leaders in Boston who work in collaboration and shared advocacy for a city where arts, culture and creativity are accessible to and representative of all residents. CTV Boston engages all candidates running for mayor on the impact that arts, culture and creativity has on our local economy and on the health and well-being of Boston residents, and how much greater this impact could be with more intentional leadership and investment.
About HowlRound TV
HowlRound TV is a global, commons-based peer produced, open access livestreaming and video archive project stewarded by the nonprofit HowlRound. HowlRound TV is a free and shared resource for live conversations and performances relevant to the world's performing arts and cultural fields. Its mission is to break geographic isolation, promote resource sharing, and to develop our knowledge commons collectively. Participate in a community of peer organizations revolutionizing the flow of information, knowledge, and access in our field by becoming a producer and co-producing with us. Learn more by going to our participate page. For any other queries, email [email protected], or call Vijay Mathew at +1 917.686.3185 Signal/WhatsApp. View the video archive of past events.
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