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Agency Dates

Mural in Downtown Lynn Cultural District Mark your calendar! This frequently updated list of key dates and deadlines for our grants, programs, and online events (e.g., workshops, trainings, convenings) keeps you connected with Mass Cultural Council initiatives.

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Survey Reveals Significant Impact of COVID-19 on Cultural Sector

MA cultural nonprofits report $425M in lost revenue with 17K jobs impacted and $441.8M in total recovery costs.

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COVID-19 Resources

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Information for constituents and grant recipients in light of the COVID-19 outbreak and its ramifications.

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$9.3M State Investment in Cultural Facilities Authorized

Today the MassDevelopment Board of Directors approved $9,302,400 in new grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund.

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34 Awards Made to Artists in Choreography, Fiction/Creative Nonfiction, and Painting

Mass Cultural Council is honored to announce the 2020 Artist Fellowship awards in Choreography, Fiction/Creative Nonfiction, and Painting.

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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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Council Approves 50th State-Designated Cultural District

C.A.N. Art Music Festival in 2017.

The governing board of the Mass Cultural Council has approved the Fall River Waterfront Cultural District. This state designation will help stimulate new arts and cultural activity and attract creative businesses for the City.

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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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Federal CARES Act Funds to Support Creative Youth Development Programs Across MA

$475K from the National Endowment for the Art's CARES Act allocation will be awarded to 74 CYD programs statewide.

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