By: Research Team @ Slover Linett

February 25, 2022

Slover Linett presented this specialized report focused on the South Coast and South Shore regions of Massachusetts, co-hosted by the Arts & Culture Partners of New Bedford. We heard from three community practitioners whose work is on the leading edge of the action areas that emerged from the research: Peter Lonelle Walker from The Communal Space/3rd EyE Youth Empowerment, Margo Saulnier from New Bedford Creative, and Brittni Ann Harvey from Fall Rivers Museum of Contemporary Art.

The presentation may be viewed in full by clicking here.

Culture & Community in a Time of Transformation: Focus on MA aims to connect the cultural sector in Massachusetts with the experiences and needs of Massachusetts communities and audiences during the pandemic and beyond. In this report segment, we share highlights of the kinds of change and transformation that residents of the South Coast and South Shore regions of MA want to see in the arts & culture sector, building blocks for a more resilient and relevant sector, and the impacts of online and offline experiences in our cultural lives, among other themes.  This research has been generously supported by the Barr Foundation & it builds upon the national Culture & Community in a Time of Transformation study.

Here, we highlight how South Coast Massachusetts residents are similar and different in attitudes, behaviors, and hopes for the arts and culture sector compared to the state as a whole. This research has a robust methodology with more than 8,000 responses collected from MA residents and more than 75,000 responses nationally.

Click here to read and download the report, and as always we welcome your thoughts.

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