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Agency Dates

Mural in Downtown Lynn Cultural District Stay informed about all of Mass Cultural Council's offerings using Agency Dates, a complete list of key dates and deadlines for grant opportunities, convenings, and events. This page is updated frequently, so check back often.

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Power of Culture blog

$1.4M Awarded to Creative Learning School Residencies

STARS Residencies will be funded in 274 schools across the Commonwealth and reach more than 30,000 students.

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Programs At-a-Glance

July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023

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Cultural Organizations Awarded $475,000 to Innovate Around Access

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This funding looks to go beyond ADA compliance to inspire direct actions and fresh ideas

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New Round of Cultural Facilities Fund Grants Available

Program administered by Mass Cultural Council and MassDevelopment supports capital projects within the cultural sector

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$750,000 Granted to 50 State-Designated Cultural Districts

These awards mark the largest investment to-date in this program

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The power of culture

Culture lifts the human spirit and makes Massachusetts a better place to live, work, and prosper.

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Culture embraces everyone.

Culture enriches community.

Culture drives growth and opportunity.

Culture empowers a new creative generation.

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What culture does.

When we invest in our cultural life, we invest in our shared future.
(Pre-COVID figures)

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That's the economic impact of culture in our state.



That's how many full-time-equivalent jobs are supported by our cultural nonprofits.


That's how many youth in creative youth development programs plan to go beyond high school education.

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What we do.

We partner with artists, communities, educators, and organizations to unleash the power of culture across Massachusetts. Find out about all of our programs.

Artists & Art

We foster creative expression and bring art to a wider audience.

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We expand education and put creativity at the center of youth development.

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We help cities and towns create rich cultural experiences and improve quality of life.

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We help cultural organizations grow and engage more people in our communities.

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From the Blog

New Round of Investments Made in Social Prescription

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$100,000 to support the role of cultural experiences as a protective factor in the health and well-being of all people in the Commonwealth

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Discover Massachusetts Artists

Explore more than 3,000 works by visual, literary, media, and performing artists distinguished through our Artist Fellowships

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From the Blog

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The Trust Transfer Project and CultureRx: Social Prescription

Creative Approaches for Health and Wellness in Springfield, MA

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