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

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Bianca Leigh and MJ Rodriguez in Trans Scripts, Part I - The Women. Photo courtesy of American Repertory Theater. Image by Cultural diversity is as necessary for humankind as biodiversity is for nature. Mass Cultural Council must be a leader in making Massachusetts a place of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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Governor Baker Signs State Budget Boosting Cultural Funding by $2M

Governor Charlie Baker signed a state budget today that that boosts funding for the arts, humanities, and sciences through Mass Cultural Council by $2 million.

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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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$9.27 Million in New Capital Funds Awarded to Support Mass Cultural Economy

Tidepool at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History. Photo by Teresa Izzo.

The MassDevelopment Board of Directors has approved $9.27 million in new grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund (CFF), a state program that provides capital and planning grants to nonprofits, colleges, and municipalities that own or operate facilities primarily focused on the arts, humanities, and sciences.

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Discover Massachusetts Artists

Explore more than 1,500 works by visual, literary, media, and performing artists distinguished through our Artist Fellowships

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From the Blog

Jean Lightman’s studio at Umbrella Community Arts Center, in Concord

Revisiting How We Can Partner in Supporting Artist Work Spaces

Understanding the environment of artist workspaces in Massachusetts is being revisited at Mass Cultural Council.

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