ABOUT WORCESTER CULTURAL COALITION

WHO WE ARE

The Worcester Cultural Coalition ( WCC) is a public-private partnership established in 1999 between the City of Worcester and twelve cultural organizations. Today membership stands at 80 organizations, accounting for more than 2.7 million visitors to Worcester in calendar 2015, up from 1.5 million in 2006. Its mission is to draw on Worcester’s rich and diverse cultural assets to foster economic revitalization, support active, creative engagement for all and promote a strong cultural identity for Greater Worcester.

Our Vision

The WCC supports and encourages action that meets these creative goals by always keeping in mind the following:

 

CULTIVATE

Nurture and reward creativity anytime, anywhere. Ensure that every Worcester resident has the opportunity to be creative and innovative.

value

Risk-taking and invest in opportunity-making. Remove regulatory barriers and encourage unique and interesting projects.

celebrate

And support Worcester’s strengths, such as its diversity of people, history and architecture, arts and culture, restaurants and nightlife, innovators and entrepreneurs, schools and parks

Inspire

And encourage civic engagement. Collaborate. Let all stakeholders share responsibility for positive change. Refuse to support mediocrity, intolerance, disconnectedness, sprawl, poverty, bad schools, exclusivity and social and environmental degradation.

Be authentic

And distinct. Develop and market Greater Worcester’s existing, unique assets.

 

Our Mission

To draw on Worcester’s rich and diverse cultural assets to foster economic revitalization, support active, creative engagement for all and promote a strong cultural identity for Greater Worcester.

 

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Erin Williams

Yaffa Fain

Nikki Erskine

Executive Board

Chair: Honee Hess, Worcester Center for Crafts
HoneeHess@Gmail.com
Board Member: Chantel Bethea, Worcester Women’s History Project
ChantelBethea@Gmail.com
Board Member: Eric Butler, Worcester County Light Opera Club
Butler.E.A@Gmail.com
Board Member: Zachariah Combs, Crocodile River Music
zach@crocodilerivermusic.com
​Board Member: Ellen S. Dunlap, American Antiquarian Society
edunlap@mwa.org
Board Member: Yonca Karalic, Arts Transcending Borders & College of the Holy Cross
ykarakil@holycross.edu
Board member: Gloria Hall, Art in the Park gd5hall@hotmail.com
Board Member: Nadia McGourthy, Dresser and McGourthy, LLP
Nadia@DMcGLaw.com
Board Member: Vanessa Joga, Guardians of Traditions
leo-leo1911@hotmail.com
 
Board Member: Troy Siebels, The Hanover Theatre for the Perfoming Arts
Troy@TheHanoverTheatre.org
Board Member: Matthias Waschek, Worcester Art Museum matthiaswaschek@worcesterart.org
Ex-Officio Board Member: Chair, Worcester Arts Council ArtsCouncil@WorcesterMA.gov
Ex-Officio Board Member: Peter Dunn, Chief Development Officer, City of Worcester
dunnp@worcesterma.gov
 
Ex-Officio Board Member: William Wallace, Worcester Historical Museum
Williamwallace@worcesterhistory.net
Ex- Officio Board Member: Erin Williams, Cultural Development Officer
Williamse@worcesterma.gov

Funding

Partners

AS A WORCESTER CULTURAL COALITION MEMBER ORGANIZATION, WE AGREE TO:

Add events and programming to discovercentralma.org at least one month prior to each event.

 

 

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