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Announcing Our Awards in Film & Video, Music Composition, and Photography

Clint Baclawski (Photography Fellow ’19), Detail of OASIS (2017) We are honored to announce our 2019 Artist Fellowship awards in Film & Video, Music Composition, and Photography.

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Good News for Culture from the Senate

Backed by a statewide grassroots advocacy campaign led by MASSCreative, Senators voted overwhelmingly to back amendments to boost funding for the arts, humanities, and sciences to $18 million for FY20 and assure Mass Cultural Council’s community-based partnerships and services continue.

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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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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.

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We foster creative expression and bring art to a wider audience.

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Youth

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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Creative STARS: Investing Nearly $1M for Arts, Humanities, & Science Learning in Schools

STARS mural This year, Mass Cultural Council will invest nearly $1 million across 243 schools statewide with grants that support creative learning through the arts, humanities, and sciences, for students of all ages.

This year, Mass Cultural Council will invest nearly $1 million across 243 schools statewide with grants that support creative learning through the arts, humanities, and sciences, for students of all ages.

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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

Tidepool at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History. Photo by Teresa Izzo.

$9.27 Million in New Capital Funds Awarded to Support Mass Cultural Economy

The MassDevelopment Board of Directors has approved $9.27 million in new grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund (CFF), a state program that provides capital and planning grants to nonprofits, colleges, and municipalities that own or operate facilities primarily focused on the arts, humanities, and sciences.

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