The overall national arts economy in 2021 represented 4.4 percent of GDP—a new high-water mark
This represents an 11% increase to Mass Cultural Council’s current operating budget
Mass Cultural Council has been tasked with the enormous and amazing direction to equitably invest almost $100M in state dollars into the cultural sector this fiscal year!
This new law expands who is able to be appointed to Local Cultural Councils
His new Executive Order advances a whole-of-government policy for the arts, humanities, and museum and library services
Agency poised to make record-high investments into the Commonwealth's cultural sector throughout FY23
Public Media Partnerships Close Out 7th Year
This year the Agency is tasked with investing a historic amount of state and federal funds into the cultural sector — nearly $100M!
Senator Ed Kennedy has filed Amendment #135 to increase Mass Cultural Council’s account to $27.4M
1,084 cultural organizations report $781M in lost revenue, 3,048 creative individuals cite $31.9M in lost income
Rep. Dylan Fernandes has sponsored Amendment #1081 to increase the Agency’s appropriation to $27.4M.
Artists, cultural workers, and cultural organizations: Please report economic effects of the pandemic by April 15
The latest on the FY23 state budget process and the Agency's COVID recovery efforts.
Charting a path for Massachusetts to match the state’s record-high investment made in 1988
Marking the one-year anniversary of Michael J. Bobbitt as Executive Director
FY23 H. 2 budget represents Baker-Polito Administration’s highest investment in Mass Cultural Council
Governor Baker has until December 13 to review and act on the bill.
The National Assembly of State Arts Agencies Welcomes New Board Chair and Directors
Chambers have until November 17 to agree on a final spending plan and get it to the Governor’s desk.
Email your State Senator today - urge them to co-sponsor Amendment #49 to include artists and increase the level of investment.