Ruddock named executive director at MASSCreative

Emily RuddockEmily Ruddock ‘13 MPA was named the executive director of MASSCreative, a Boston-based nonprofit involved in statewide advocacy for creative communities.

Ruddock, who has been with MASSCreative since December 2017, is responsible for leading the full breadth of the organization’s efforts to increase the funding and perceived value of art, culture, and creativity. Founded seven years ago, MASSCreative works closely with artists, community leaders, and supports to advocate for support and resources needed for the success for the arts, cultural, and creative community across the state. They are heavily involved with initiatives to expand youth arts programs and arts education throughout Massachusetts, and these efforts are supported by a 400-member strong coalition of arts and cultural organizations.

In addition to her work with MASSCreative, Ruddock is a research coordinator at MarketCast LLC, a marketing research and data analytics firm with offices in the United States and the United Kingdom. She has also worked as an artistic producer at the Merrimack Repertory Theatre and as the director of the Downtown Lynn Cultural District in Lynn, Mass, and has been involved in strategic and management positions within the nonprofit art industry for 15 years.

You can read more about Ruddock’s new position in this press release.