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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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Racial Equity Plan Launched

Our three-year plan outlines internal and external steps we will take to support and encourage an anti-racist cultural sector in the Commonwealth.

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COVID-19 Resources

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Information for constituents and grant recipients in light of the COVID-19 outbreak and its ramifications.

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Apply Now for Cultural Facilities Fund Grants

Applications are available for capital and planning grants to nonprofit organizations, colleges, and municipalities.

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Multi-Year Creative Youth Development Grants Available through YouthReach

Working with young people to be creative forces for positive change in their own lives and in their communities.

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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 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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Youth

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

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Communities

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

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Organizations

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

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From the Blog

$6.3M in Operating Support Awarded to 345 Cultural Nonprofits

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Congratulations to our Cultural Investment Portfolio grant recipients.

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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

Project Support Available to Cultural Organizations

$2,500 awards to support a specific public project or capacity building project.

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