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Introducing the CultureRx Initiative

Community Parade in Somerville We see culture as a necessary ingredient for public health, one that is often neglected or underappreciated. Our new our CultureRx Initiative aims to change that.

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New Round of Cultural Facilities Fund Grants Now Available

FY20 Cultural Facilities Fund program guidelines are now available for capital and planning grants.

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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.

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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 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.

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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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Organizations

We help cultural organizations grow and engage more people in our communities.

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The Learning of the Fellowship

Dr Bettina Love leading a session with META Fellows in 2018.

The META Fellowship, a partnership between Mass Cultural Council and The Klarman Family Foundation, is the first program of its kind to convene a statewide community of music educators and teaching artists.

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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

Balla performing (center). Photo by Tom Pich.

Balla Kouyaté Goes to Washington

Last month, the National Endowment for the Arts honored their 2019 National Heritage Fellows, including traditional artist Balla Kouyaté of Medford, MA.

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