Creative Minds Out Loud



A Podcast from the Massachusetts Cultural Council


  • Episode 95: The Arts Sector in the Age of Climate Change

    26/12/2019 Duración: 13min

    Vijay Mathew, Cultural Strategist and Co-Founder of HowlRound Theater Commons, discusses the impact of climate change on the field of arts and culture, and what a transition to a post-carbon arts sector may entail. Vijay Mathew (he/him/his) is the Cultural Strategist and a co-founder of HowlRound Theatre Commons, based at Emerson College, Boston, USA. He … Continue reading "Episode 95: The Arts Sector in the Age of Climate Change"

  • Episode 94: Look at Art. Get Paid.

    12/12/2019 Duración: 15min

    Through “Look at Art. Get Paid,” artists Maia Chao and Josephine Devanbu pay people who have never been to an art museum to visit one as guest critics. Having both studied social science in addition to art, Chao and Devanbu crave a candid conversation about the structural inequalities of art, critique, and its institutions. Maia … Continue reading "Episode 94: Look at Art. Get Paid."

  • Episode 93: Creating Public Space for Community Health

    26/11/2019 Duración: 17min

    Matthew Mazzotta is an artist and activist. His work utilizes – and fuels – community dialogue. Through the creation of public artwork and space, he aims to leave people with an experience that expands their view of where they live. Matthew Mazzotta works at the intersection of art, activism, and urbanism, focusing on the power … Continue reading "Episode 93: Creating Public Space for Community Health"

  • Episode 92: Youth Voice Transforms a Neighborhood

    14/11/2019 Duración: 15min

    Celina Miranda, Executive Director of Hyde Square Task Force (HSTF), discusses the integral role of young people in the creation of Boston’s Latin Quarter Cultural District. She says that HSTF youth were compelled to speak up about the importance of having a place to call home and a place that recognizes their strengths and assets. … Continue reading "Episode 92: Youth Voice Transforms a Neighborhood"

  • Episode 91: Igniting Community in Central Mass

    30/10/2019 Duración: 13min

    Heather Cook founded Three Match Creations with an aim to spark community in Central Massachusetts through creativity, innovation, and education. Their Co-Lab offers a center for connection between whoever is looking for a support system – artists, makers, creatives, and/or growers. Raised in the backwoods of Montana, completely off-grid, Heather Cook learned at an early … Continue reading "Episode 91: Igniting Community in Central Mass"

  • Episode 90: Technology as an Expressive Medium

    17/10/2019 Duración: 12min

    George Fifield, Director of Boston Cyberarts, says, “Anytime you have a technology which can create an expressive medium, artists are some of the first people there – after it’s invented – to really explore it, and to stretch it, and to see what it really can do.” He discusses the evolution of media arts and … Continue reading "Episode 90: Technology as an Expressive Medium"

  • Episode 89: Common Spaces for Sharing Our Humanity

    26/09/2019 Duración: 18min

    “The humanities are human beings interpreting what human beings do,” says Brian Boyles, Executive Director of Mass Humanities. He discusses Mass Humanities’ work to support communities who are doing humanities work in the public square. He says that given the crises we’re facing as a country, the more the humanities can be a part of … Continue reading "Episode 89: Common Spaces for Sharing Our Humanity"

  • Episode 88: Navigating the Board Relationship

    12/09/2019 Duración: 14min

    Juliet Feibel, Executive Director of ArtsWorcester, discusses some secrets for success and longevity in a small organization, including how to be a real partner with her board. She says their onboarding protocol clarifies expectations so that by the time a member is serving they already have an understanding of their role and responsibilities. A native … Continue reading "Episode 88: Navigating the Board Relationship"

  • Episode 87: There’s the Intent and There’s the Impact

    29/08/2019 Duración: 18min

    Lecolion Washington, CEO and Executive Director of the Community Music Center of Boston, discusses some of the barriers to seeing more diversity in symphony orchestras across America, what systemic change takes, and how to create an organizational culture that is success-based, not deficit-based. Lecolion Washington, CEO/Executive Director of the Community Music Center of Boston. M.M. … Continue reading "Episode 87: There’s the Intent and There’s the Impact"

  • Episode 86: Supporting Creatives in Their Startups

    15/08/2019 Duración: 16min

    Malia Lazu, Founder of The Urban Labs, discusses her work to support startups and creative entrepreneurs through Accelerate Boston, a program that teaches the basics of business through curricula and alumni support. She says the program explores an inherent tension between a creative’s ambitions around their vision to make what they want to make, and … Continue reading "Episode 86: Supporting Creatives in Their Startups"

  • Episode 85: Innovation at the Edge

    30/07/2019 Duración: 20min

    David Sun Kong is Director of MIT Media Lab’s Community Biotechnology Initiative; Founder and Board President of EMW Community Space, an art, technology, and community space in Cambridge, MA; a DJ and photographer. He says there’s a disconnect between the life sciences sector and general public. His work at the intersection of art, science, design, and … Continue reading "Episode 85: Innovation at the Edge"

  • Episode 84: Boston Ballet’s Business Plan Competition

    12/07/2019 Duración: 18min

    Max Hodges, Executive Director of the Boston Ballet, shares the story of a business plan competition (à la “Shark Tank”) for new revenue that engaged the Ballet’s entire organization of more than 500 people, including staff, dancers, musicians, and board members. Meredith Max Hodges—who goes by Max—joined Boston Ballet as Executive Director in 2014, and leads … Continue reading "Episode 84: Boston Ballet’s Business Plan Competition"

  • Episode 83: Engaging Diverse Artists

    27/06/2019 Duración: 14min

    Rosemary Tracy Woods, Executive Director of Art for the Soul Gallery in Springfield, MA, discusses how artists can plug into their local arts community and how a community’s efforts to engage local artists can be more inclusive, and ultimately more representative of all the people they serve. Rosemary Tracy Woods, Executive Director of Art for … Continue reading "Episode 83: Engaging Diverse Artists"

  • Episode 82: The ART of Taking Risks

    13/06/2019 Duración: 23min

    The American Repertory Theater’s Diane Paulus and Diane Borger share how they think about risk, and what it means to have “high tolerance for disequilibrium” that permeates the entire culture of an organization. By experimenting with doing things differently, they say artists and arts organizations actually develop muscle and an ability to stay afloat in … Continue reading "Episode 82: The ART of Taking Risks"

  • Episode 81: Adapting to Change, Not Just Fighting It

    28/05/2019 Duración: 19min

    Boston’s Fort Point is home to over 300 artists who produce work in a wide array of media. Jennifer Mecca, President of Fort Point Artist Community, discusses the huge changes this neighborhood has seen over the years. She shares how the artists’ community (one of New England’s largest) has evolved from being in “SOS” mode … Continue reading "Episode 81: Adapting to Change, Not Just Fighting It"

  • Episode 80: Partnering with New Immigrants

    16/05/2019 Duración: 13min

    Greg Jenkins, Executive Director of the Somerville Arts Council, shares how he and his colleagues build relationships with Somerville’s diverse new immigrant populations as both arts audience members and programming partners. This type of community engagement identifies new sources of cultural energy and assets, he says, and a willingness to enter a world that may … Continue reading "Episode 80: Partnering with New Immigrants"

  • Episode 79: Opening Doors and Creating Pathways

    30/04/2019 Duración: 15min

    Sociedad Latina is the oldest Latino youth organization in Boston. Its creative youth development program supports young people from middle-school into early college or career. Executive Director Alex Oliver-Dávila, discusses the symbiotic relationship they have formed with numerous local colleges which allows their students to experience a pathway to higher education and bridges an institutional … Continue reading "Episode 79: Opening Doors and Creating Pathways"

  • Episode 78: Following in a Founder’s Footsteps

    12/04/2019 Duración: 18min

    How do you follow in the footsteps of an organizational leader — especially a beloved, well-respected founder? Margaret Keller, Executive Director of Community Access to the Arts (CATA), discusses the transition process for her taking the helm at CATA five years ago when founder Sandy Newman retired, and offers tips for board members on how … Continue reading "Episode 78: Following in a Founder’s Footsteps"

  • Episode 77: Sonido Musica in Harmony

    29/03/2019 Duración: 27min

    Eileen McCaffery, Executive Director of Community Music School of Springfield, and Julie Jaron, Director of Visual and Performing Arts for the Springfield Public Schools, discuss their work over five years on the Sonido Musica program, a partnership that aims to reduce Springfield’s high school drop-out rate through student engagement, leadership, and performance opportunities. What started … Continue reading "Episode 77: Sonido Musica in Harmony"

  • Episode 76: Celebrating Science and Technology in the Community, for the Community

    15/03/2019 Duración: 22min

    John Durant, Director of the MIT Museum, discusses the origins of the Cambridge Science Festival, the first of its kind in the United States. Now in its 13th year, the Festival attracts more than 100,000 visitors annually, hosts events in more than 70 different venues from Cape Cod to Central Massachusetts, and works with more … Continue reading "Episode 76: Celebrating Science and Technology in the Community, for the Community"

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