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COVID-19 Resources

Two people outside at Tower Hill Botanical Garden Information for constituents and grant recipients in light of the COVID-19 outbreak and its ramifications.

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Power of Culture blog

Early Economic Impacts of COVID-19 on MA Cultural Sector

In just under a week, 566 cultural nonprofits and 595 individual artists/independent teaching artists-humanists-scientists responded to our survey. The results are striking and demand attention.

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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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Agency Dates

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A list of key dates for our grants, programs, and events (e.g., workshops, trainings, convenings).

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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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Mass Cultural Council Investing $1.15M to Spur Creative Learning Statewide

This fiscal year Mass Cultural Council is investing $1.15 million into classrooms across the Commonwealth with 283 grants to support creative learning through the arts, humanities, and sciences for Massachusetts’ students.

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