The Springfield Cultural Compact
In 2018, the Springfield Central Cultural District, Springfield Cultural Council, City of Springfield and the Mass Cultural Council partnered to form the Springfield Cultural Compact. The three partners work exclusively on cultural activities to boost the local economy through creative expression separately, signed a "cultural compact" on Tuesday, Jan. 16 at Springfield City Hall, to increase collaboration and partnership, together.
The compact includes regular meetings and communication as well as Springfield-specific goals like integrating public art into the metro center, also known as downtown.
Springfield was one of six pilot cities including Harwich, Lynn, New Bedford, Pittsfield, and Worcester for this initiative across the state of Massachusetts, and the first in the state to hold a signing ceremony.
Watch how it all went down!