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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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New $10M Grant Program Provides State Cultural Organizations COVID Relief

Mass Cultural Council to Administer Cultural Organization Economic Recovery Program in Partnership with Baker-Polito Administration's Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development

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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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Survey Shows Continued Staggering Impacts of COVID-19 on State’s Cultural Sector

Cultural Organizations Report $484M in Lost Revenue, Artists Cite $20M in Lost Revenue, More than 30K Cultural Jobs Impacted by Pandemic Since March

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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 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.

Our Programs » 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

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Introducing the FY21 CultureRx Social Prescription Pilot Cohort

This cohort of programs paints a diverse picture of the potential of culture as a vehicle for improved public and personal heath in Massachusetts.

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