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Agency Dates

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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FY23 State Budget Invests $23.4M into Cultural Sector

This year the Agency is tasked with investing a historic amount of state and federal funds into the cultural sector — nearly $100M!

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$800K Awarded to Artists in Drawing & Printmaking, Fiction/Creative Nonfiction, and Painting

Awards include 34 fellowships of $15,000, and 58 finalist awards of $5,000

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Local Cultural Councils Award $5.6M to Community-Based Projects Across the State

To date, in FY22 LCCs have awarded 6,472 grants to everything from murals to lectures, festivals, and performances.

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Apply for Cultural Sector Recovery Grants

More than $51M available to support ongoing pandemic recovery needs

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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.

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From the Blog

Over $13M Awarded to 115 Cultural Facilities Projects Statewide

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Cultural Facilities Fund supports capital and planning projects for cultural institutions

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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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Spring/Summer Festivals Awarded $271,500

181 Massachusetts festivals to receive grants of $1,500 each

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