Deep Dive: The Berkshires Region of Massachusetts—A Special Report from Culture + Community in a Time of Transformation
Slover Linett presented this specialized report focused on the Berkshires in Spring 2022, hosted by the Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation and the Barr Foundation. That convening may be watched in full 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 Berkshires 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 residents of the Berkshires 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.