Today Mass Cultural Council and Massachusetts Health Connector joined state and local leaders, cultural organizations, and public health officials in Amherst to celebrate an innovative new partnership and launch ConnectorCare Card to Culture.
Inside an unassuming Victorian-era building, just west of downtown Holyoke, is one of the nation’s most distinctive creative community development initiatives: The Care Center. It is an example of what can happen when culture and creativity form the foundation to dismantle systemic barriers for individuals, as well as communities.
This month the Mass Cultural Council teamed up with our Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development Committee chairs in the state Legislature, Senator Edward J. Kennedy (D- Lowell) and Rep. Paul McMurtry (D-Dedham) to spread the word about our new partnership with the Massachusetts Health Connector, the ConnectorCare Card to Culture Program.
The weather on the Cape and Islands may be getting crispier than a bag of Cape Cod Chips but the arts and cultural happenings continue to heat up.
Join us on November 30 for events in Cultural Districts across the state as part of Fair Saturday, a global cultural movement with a social impact.
As part of our commitment to support the sustainability and viability of festivals in Massachusetts, we have enlisted 10 festivals to take part in a year-long Festivals Audience Lab.
Some 70 people from 35 of the Commonwealth’s 48 Cultural Districts came together in Worcester earlier this month to learn from each other and take away best practices and new connections.
Check out recent episodes of Creative Minds Out Loud, Mass Cultural Council's podcast, featuring:
- Lecolion Washington of the Community Music Center of Boston
- Juliet Feibel of ArtsWorcester
- Brian Boyles of Mass Humanities
CultureRx is a new Mass Cultural Council initiative that advances the role of culture as a protective factor for the health of everyone in the Commonwealth.
Learn about our partnership with the Massachusetts Health Connector to make the power of culture accessible to a wider range of Massachusetts’ residents.