Presented every two years by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Commonwealth Awards shine a spotlight on the extraordinary contributions made by the arts, sciences, and humanities to education, economic vitality, and quality of life in communities across the state.
The Commonwealth Awards ceremony is also a chance for the Massachusetts nonprofit cultural sector to come together, assert its value, and make the case for continued public investment. The event is free and open to the public.
The next Commonwealth Awards ceremony will be held at the Massachusetts State House on February 15, 2017 at 2pm. The deadline for nominations is Friday, October 28 at noon, and winners will be notified in late November.