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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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Register for “Health & Wellness through Creativity” on Oct. 23

Join us in Springfield for a panel discussion and a variety of break-out rooms

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Programs At-a-Glance

July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024

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New Reference Guide Released to Advance Arts on Prescription

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Developed in partnership between Mass Cultural Council, University of Florida Center for Arts in Medicine, and Dr. Tasha Golden

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Apply for LCC Grants Supporting Community-Based Arts & Culture Projects

$5.5M in funding available for public projects such as field trips, library events, lectures, festivals, exhibits, and dance performances

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STARS Residencies Grants Available for 2023-24 School Year

Eligible creative learning residencies of 3 days or more can receive $2,500-$6,100

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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 jobs are linked to the arts and culture sector in Massachusetts.


That’s the percent of the state economy the cultural sector represents.

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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 & Creatives

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

What is up with the Universal Participation Initiative?

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UP Designated Organizations have reported numerous ways they are innovating around access

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Celebrating 10 Year of Cultural Districts

As we kick off another season of heightened tourism, community celebrations and economic boosts through our 55 state-designated Cultural Districts, we wanted to also mark our 10th anniversary of support

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From the Blog

Card to Culture Program Surpasses One Million Admissions

Inter-agency partnership increases access to cultural experiences for low-income and working families

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