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ConnectorCare Card to Culture Launched

Anita Walker speaks at ConnectorCare Card to Culture launch event We joined Massachusetts Health Connector, state and local leaders, cultural organizations, and public health officials at the Hitchcock Center for the Environment in Amherst to celebrate an innovative new partnership and launch ConnectorCare Card to Culture.

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Governor’s Budget Cuts Funding for the Arts, Humanities & Sciences

Today Governor Baker released a budget for FY21 that proposes an investment of $16.3M for the arts, humanities, and sciences through the Mass Cultural Council, representing a 9.455% funding reduction from FY20.

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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 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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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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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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Listen Deeply, Move Boldly: How The Care Center Builds Community

Inside an unassuming Victorian-era building, just west of downtown Holyoke, is one of the nation’s most distinctive creative community development initiatives: The Care Center. It is an example of what can happen when culture and creativity form the foundation to dismantle systemic barriers for individuals, as well as communities.

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