The FY21 plan includes a range of grant programs, services, and initiatives to support the arts, humanities, and sciences in communities across Massachusetts.
New capital spending to revitalize cultural sector. Governor Baker has 10 days to review and act on this legislation.
Mass Cultural Council is thrilled to receive level funding in FY21.
In a joint advocacy effort by the cultural sector, the Executive Directors of MASSCreative, Mass Humanities, and Mass Cultural Council delivered the following letter to Governor Baker today.
Governor Baker has 10 days to review and act on the conference budget.
Legislature Invests $18.2M into Cultural Sector through Mass Cultural Council
Mass Cultural Council has received a level funding recommendation - equal to $18.2M and consistent with the House’s FY21 recommendation.
Cultural Organizations Report $484M in Lost Revenue, Artists Cite $20M in Lost Revenue, More than 30K Cultural Jobs Impacted by Pandemic Since March
For Mass Cultural Council to receive a level funding recommendation during a global pandemic that has financially devastated the economy – including our cultural sector – is truly significant.
Pending necessary approvals on Beacon Hill, the Commonwealth stands poised to make a $69.3M investment of new public funds into the cultural sector through Mass Cultural Council.
The following testimony was submitted to the House and Senate Committees on Ways & Means today.
We're collecting COVID-19 economic impact data through Oct. 30 to directly inform continued advocacy efforts on behalf of the cultural sector for public relief and mitigation assistance.
This figure equals the line item appropriation the Governor proposed in his original H2 budget bill in January – prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Media sponsorships are part of our long-term effort to leverage our unique position as Massachusetts’ largest public investor in arts and culture to raise the visibility and impact of our sector.
Because the MA House and Senate each endorsed its own version of the bill, a Conference Committee was appointed to reconcile the two bills and develop a final conference report.
For the next three months our grant programs will continue to be on hold pending a final FY21 state budget.
MA cultural nonprofits report $425M in lost revenue with 17K jobs impacted and $441.8M in total recovery costs.
Read the testimony delivered on July 15, 2020 to the Massachusetts Senate
It has been my greatest honor to have worked alongside all of you for the past 13 years.
The following testimony was submitted to the Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development on behalf of H. 4755 – An Act establishing a COVID-19 nonprofit cultural organizations emergency fund.