Yesterday the ICA hosted Mass Appeal: Life Beyond the Job , an event “exploring how arts and entertainment impact whether or not people choose to live in Massachusetts.” The event was split into two sections Arts & Culture and Dining, Nightlife, & Recreation. Unfortunately I was chained to my desk at the 4PM cattle call, but I would have loved to be a part of the conversation.
From what I can tell, the event was a success in that it got people talking, but chatter suggested the <35 demographic was under represented.
How do you attract talent to Massachusetts schools, and then foster an environment where creativity can thrive after graduation?
Hopefully there will be more events like Mass Appeal in the future that maybe the *cough* 9-5 crowd can sneak into without having to feign a last minute doctor’s appointment.