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Downtown Lynn Cultural District Helps Celebrate City h(All)

Cultural District Director Carolyn Cole with Marketing Consultant Carla Scheri. When an incoming mayor wants to make a visit to City Hall a much more accessible and engaging experience for the populace, who can they turn to? In Lynn, Mayor Thomas McGee turned to the Downtown Lynn Cultural District.

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New Spending Plan Will Invest $16.5 Million in Culture Across the Commonwealth

The Mass Cultural Council released a spending plan for the new fiscal year that will invest more than $16.5 million in a range of grant programs, services, and initiatives to support the arts, humanities, and sciences in communities across 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.

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What culture does.

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

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We partner with artists, communities, educators, and organizations to unleash the power of culture across Massachusetts. Find out about all of our programs.

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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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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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Small Shops Change the World by Being Essential, Not Famous

Tunefoolery Music performance

Four approaches small cultural non-profits use to break out of a scarcity mentality and deliver a strong case for support.

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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

STARS Residency at Fayerweather Street School.

Back to School with New Momentum for the Arts

Curriculum frameworks are the foundational architecture for teaching and learning in K-12 education. Without frameworks, schools struggle to set learning standards and effective ways to track student growth and achievement. Subjects lacking strong frameworks are often marginalized or ignored.

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