This represents the highest level of funding proposed for the Agency, and by extension, the cultural sector, by the state in decades.
We've compiled funding maps in partnership with the National Association of State Arts Agencies and MASSCreative to demonstrate the breadth of public investments made to support the arts, humanities, and sciences in Massachusetts.
This 3-Step Plan Calls for FY22 Budget Spending; Bond Authorizations; and Bills to Stabilize, Rebuild, and Provide COVID Relief to the Cultural Sector
The Agency hopes this infusion of public dollars will help creative individuals and cultural organizations rebuild from the economic crisis precipitated from COVID-19.
Robust public investment is necessary to stabilize and restore the Commonwealth’s once vibrant and booming cultural sector.
Cultural organizations report $588.3M in lost revenue; Artists cite $30.4M in lost income; 30K cultural jobs impacted statewide.
New legislation would create a $200M COVID-19 relief and stabilization fund using federal funds.
Urge your state legislators to support and co-sponsor H. 3378 and S. 2243.
Meet our new executive director at a regional listening session during the week of February 22.
David T. Slatery reflects on his tenure as Acting Executive Director.
This is the first step in the annual budget-building process.
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.