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Culture creates.

Massachusetts artists are at the heart of our rich cultural life. Using form, sound, color, language, and movement, artists help us interpret our past, understand the present, and envision a better future. Their work breaks down barriers and helps us appreciate what it means to be human. That’s why we believe that supporting artists and creativity is essential to our mission.

Grants for Creative Individuals

Unrestricted grants of $5,000 to Massachusetts artists, culture bearers, and creative practitioners to equitably advance creative expression throughout our diverse communities.

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New England Foundation for the Art’s free, online cultural directory, CreativeGround, connects you with creative New England. Search, create a profile, and connect today.

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Mass Humanities

Grants to support programs that use history, literature, philosophy, and the other humanities disciplines, primarily to deepen public understanding of current social, political, and economic issues, thereby enhancing and improving civic life

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Explore more than 3,000 works by visual, literary, media, and performing artists distinguished through our Artist Fellowships from 2004-2022

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Our Equity Work

Mass Cultural Council is working to invest financial, programmatic, and informational resources equitably

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