Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Mayors’ Arts Challenge

Municipal leaders from across the Commonwealth rose to the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Mayors’ Arts Challenge with powerful testimonials on how arts and culture make their cities better places to live, work, and visit.

In all 16 Bay State Mayors submitted short videos describing how the arts improve life in their communities, enhance their local economies, and contribute to the education of local youth.

Vote now by "liking" the video(s) you believe make(s) the best case for the power of the arts in building community. Sign-in to "like" videos by Oct. 29, 2010.

Once voting closes, the three videos with the most "likes" on the Mayors' Arts Challenge YouTube channel  will be reviewed by an in-house panel at MCC. The video that speaks most enthusiastically to the arts and culture of a particular city will be determined the winner. MCC will announce the winner of the Mayors’ Arts Challenge in that mayor's town soon thereafter.

The winning video will also be showcased at the State House on February 9, 2011 as part of the Commonwealth Awards , the state's highest honors in arts and culture. It will also be shown by the national advocacy group Americans for the Arts at its annual presentation at the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

Videos have been submitted by the mayors of:
Fall River
New Bedford
North Adams

About the Massachusetts Cultural Council 
The Massachusetts Cultural Council is a state agency that promotes excellence, access, education and diversity in arts and culture, to improve the quality of life for Massachusetts residents and contribute to the economic vitality of our communities.
Here's Somerville Mayor Joe Curtatone's entry:

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