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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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Arts & Culture in Line to Receive $25M in Next State Budget

Senate Committee on Ways & Means embraces Mass Cultural Council’s FY24 funding request

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Programs At-a-Glance

July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023

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$1.85M Awarded to 740 Cultural Festivals & Projects

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Grants to support publicly available cultural activities taking place across the state

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Announcing $7.66M in New Cultural Facilities Fund Grants

94 awards were made in the program's 15th grant round

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Mass Cultural Council Celebrates $51M in Cultural Sector Pandemic Recovery Grants

Historic investment of state COVID relief funds will support 1,000s of cultural organizations and creative individuals living and working in Massachusetts.

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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.

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



That’s how many jobs are linked to the arts and culture sector in Massachusetts.


That’s the percent of the state economy the cultural sector represents.

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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

$1.4M Awarded to Creative Learning School Residencies

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

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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

Card to Culture Program Surpasses One Million Admissions

Inter-agency partnership increases access to cultural experiences for low-income and working families

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