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Agency Dates

Mural in Downtown Lynn Cultural District Mark your calendar! This frequently updated list of key dates and deadlines for our grants, programs, and online events (e.g., workshops, trainings, convenings) keeps you connected with Mass Cultural Council initiatives.

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Power of Culture blog

Nearly $1.2M Awarded through COVID-19 Relief Fund for Individuals

Massachusetts’ creative individuals continue facing dramatic financial losses.

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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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Massachusetts State House

Support SD 2105, An Act to Rebuild the Commonwealth’s Cultural Future

New legislation would create a $200M COVID-19 relief and stabilization fund using federal funds.

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Introducing the Recover, Rebuild, Renew Series

42 webinars and countless hours of one-on-one consulting are on offer to help the cultural sector recover from COVID-19.

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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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Grants Available for Festivals, the Fabric of Our Communities

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$500 grants to help festival programmers meet the needs of producing, promoting, and developing audiences.

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Online Gallery

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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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Youth Arts Impact Network Expands to Public-Private Partnership

Mass Cultural Council is partnering with EdVestors to extend support to youth arts organizations

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