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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

Governor’s FY21 “Revised H2” Invests $16.3M in Cultural Sector

This figure equals the line item appropriation the Governor proposed in his original H2 budget bill in January – prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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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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New Round of Cultural Facilities Fund Grants Available

This support for capital projects within the cultural sector is made possible through a program administered by Mass Cultural Council and MassDevelopment.

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New COVID-19 Economic Impact Survey Launched

We're collecting COVID-19 economic impact data through Oct. 30 to directly inform continued advocacy efforts on behalf of the cultural sector for public relief and mitigation assistance.

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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 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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HireCulture.org Now Requires Salary Disclosure

A step towards addressing pay gaps and inequity in the cultural sector.

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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

Findings from CultureRx Social Prescription Pilot

The Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts released its findings from Phase I of the pilot which launched in January 2020 in Springfield and Berkshire County.

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