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Mural in Downtown Lynn Cultural District Stay informed about all of Mass Cultural Council's offerings using Agency Dates, a complete list of key dates and deadlines for grant opportunities, convenings, and events. This page is updated frequently, so check back often.

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Programs At-a-Glance

July 1, 2023 - June 30, 2024

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Opportunities & Resources for Orgs – Feb 24

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A monthly round-up of grants, technical assistance resources, and opportunities for creative and cultural organizations

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Innovation Fund Invests $470,000 in Access

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94 cultural organizations across the state received funding to help build sustainable, accessible infrastructures

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$1.5M Invested to Bolster Creative Education

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FY24 STARS Residencies to reach 32,000 students in 299 schools

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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 jobs are linked to the arts and culture sector in Massachusetts.


That’s the percent of the state economy the cultural sector represents.

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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 & Creatives

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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Celebrating 10 Year of Cultural Districts

As we kick off another season of heightened tourism, community celebrations, and economic boosts through our 55 state-designated Cultural Districts, we wanted to also mark our 10th anniversary of support

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From the Blog

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Create, Connect, Catalyze: YouthReach in FY23

85 Creative Youth Development programs across the state share their challenges and successes

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