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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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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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State Panel Calls for $575M in COVID Relief for Cultural Sector

Legislative COVID-19 Cultural Impact Commission Files its Final Report

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$1.6M in Supplemental Economic Recovery Grants Awarded to 41 Cultural Nonprofits

Funding provided through federal COVID relief and state gaming revenues

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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

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LCC Grants Available for Community-Based Arts and Culture Projects

329 Local Cultural Councils to support public programs in every community in Massachusetts.

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