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Celebrating the 2019 Commonwealth Awards

2019 Commonwealth Awards Finalists and select guests on stage at CitySpace Cultural and political leaders from across the Commonwealth joined Mass Cultural Council on April 8 for the 2019 Commonwealth Awards, honoring exceptional achievement in the arts, humanities, and sciences.

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House Committee Proposes $533K Budget Increase for Arts, Humanities, & Sciences 

Today the House Committee on Ways and Means released a state budget proposal for the coming fiscal year that calls for investing $16.6 million in the arts, humanities, and sciences through the Mass Cultural Council.

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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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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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News

Creative STARS: Investing Nearly $1M for Arts, Humanities, & Science Learning in Schools

STARS mural This year, Mass Cultural Council will invest nearly $1 million across 243 schools statewide with grants that support creative learning through the arts, humanities, and sciences, for students of all ages.

This year, Mass Cultural Council will invest nearly $1 million across 243 schools statewide with grants that support creative learning through the arts, humanities, and sciences, for students of all ages.

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Discover Massachusetts Artists

Explore 100s of works by visual, literary, media, and performing artists distinguished through our Artist Fellowships

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From the Blog

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Local Cultural Councils Invest Nearly $4M in Mass Communities

Congratulations to Massachusetts' 329 Local Cultural Councils (LCCs) for awarding over 6,300 grants totaling almost $4M in fiscal year 2019!

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