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COVID-19 Resources

Two people outside at Tower Hill Botanical Garden Information for constituents and grant recipients in light of the COVID-19 outbreak and its ramifications.

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Power of Culture blog

COVID-19 Relief Fund for Individuals

We know that the COVID-19 crisis has caused major disruptions for the careers of individuals who earn income through their work in the cultural sector. In response, we will launch (pending final approval by our governing Council) a relief fund for individuals.

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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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COVID-19 Relief Effort for Organizations

Mass Cultural Council is providing a 3-pronged package of support for our cultural nonprofit organizations to not only understand and access assistance offered through new Federal Acts, but to also deliver broad and high-touch capacity building services to help organizations in understanding their current financial challenges and crafting a strategy forward.

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