Martha’s Vineyard Arts and Culture Collaborative conducts census

Martha’s Vineyard Arts and Culture Collaborative conducts census

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The Martha’s Vineyard Arts and Culture Collaborative (MVACC) is conducting a survey through April 8 to find out how many individuals, organizations, and businesses are directly involved in arts and culture on the Island. Artists, musicians, writers, dancers, actors, and any others who perform and create artistic works would be included in the count, according to a press release.

Martha’s Vineyard Commission (MVC) executive director Mark London is the driving organizational force behind the collaborative.

“The aim of the census is to create an inventory of those involved in arts and culture on the Island, and to get your ideas about what initiatives could offer the greatest benefit to you,” Mr. London said in a press release. “It is important that everyone be counted, so we can better understand and demonstrate how important arts and culture are for our jobs and economy, to support planning and funding efforts.”

The MVACC’s goal is to increase awareness of Martha’s Vineyard as a year-round, arts-rich community and to stimulate related economic development, Mr. London said.

The survey is available at marthasvineyardarts.org.