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Girl looks at a mural at Beyond Walls Mural Festival, Lynn, MA

Introducing the CultureRx Initiative

Community Parade in Somerville We see culture as a necessary ingredient for public health, one that is often neglected or underappreciated. Our new our CultureRx Initiative aims to change that.

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Power of Culture blog

Organizational Support Available Through Gateway Grants

Gateway grants provide two years of organizational support for organizations and programs with public cultural programming that benefit Massachusetts residents.

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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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Ballerinas warming up, KAIROS Dance Theater, Boston, MA

What culture does.

When we invest in our cultural life, we invest in our shared future.

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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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Agency Dates

Mural in Downtown Lynn Cultural District

A list of key dates for our grants, programs, and events (e.g., workshops, trainings, convenings).

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Oracle by Cristi Rinklin

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

Attendees of the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau Regional Meeting of Cultural Districts

All That and a Bag of Cape Cod Culture

The weather on the Cape and Islands may be getting crispier than a bag of Cape Cod Chips but the arts and cultural happenings continue to heat up.

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