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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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Power of Culture blog

House Budget Committee Approves Mass Cultural Council’s FY22 $20M Request

This represents the highest level of funding proposed for the Agency, and by extension, the cultural sector, by the state in decades.

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Connect with Culture.

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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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Massachusetts State House

Support S. 2246, An Act to Rebuild the Commonwealth’s Cultural Future

New legislation would create a $200M COVID-19 relief and stabilization fund using federal funds.

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Power of Culture Advocacy Campaign Launched for 2021-2022

This 3-Step Plan Calls for FY22 Budget Spending; Bond Authorizations; and Bills to Stabilize, Rebuild, and Provide COVID Relief to the Cultural Sector

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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.
(Pre-COVID figures)

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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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Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

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Mass Cultural Council is committed to embracing diversity and equity for a more inclusive cultural sector in Massachusetts.

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Online Gallery

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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

Welcoming the 2021 Universal Participation Cohort

These cultural organizations are committed to embracing access as a system that anticipates and responds to our human diversity.

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