329 Local Cultural Councils to support public programs in every community in Massachusetts.
Funding to help festival programmers meet the needs of producing, promoting, and developing audiences.
Cultural Districts drive economic growth, strengthen the influence of distinctive local character, and improve the quality of life across Massachusetts.
FY22 spending plan adopted by governing Council
56% of these funds were earmarked for artists and other creatives, investing directly into a sector devastated by the pandemic.
$5.9M given statewide in support of public programs such as exhibitions, readings, festivals, and performances.
Mass Cultural Council now supports 51 state-designated Cultural Districts from the Berkshires to Bristol County.
Newton Cultural Council and Northborough Cultural Council offer examples for celebrating their grant recipients during this period of social distancing.
118 festivals from across the state received a total of $59,000.
A look at some of the incredible work that surfaced in response to the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic
With the help of our Festivals Audience Lab cohort and ArtsBoston, we've developed an online resource for festival and event producers.
Urge your state legislators to support and co-sponsor H. 3378 and S. 2243.
$500 grants to help festival programmers meet the needs of producing, promoting, and developing audiences.
Mass Cultural Council moderated a panel focused on the work small businesses are doing in the state’s most creative communities
Check out recent episodes of Creative Minds Out Loud, Mass Cultural Council's podcast, featuring:
- Doneeca Thurston of Lynn Museum/Lynn Arts
- Andy Short, formerly of Improbable Players
- Dell Marie Hamilton, artist, writer, and curator
- Dr. Deborah Buccino and Adrien Conklin, BSN RN of MACONY Pediatrics
Local Cultural Councils practice engagement in ways that are responsive to their specific communities. Here are some tips and examples.
LCCs are exploring what the growing energy around social justice, racial equity, and accessibility means for them and their communities.
Recent events have fomented a growing movement for racial equity and justice. Mass Cultural Council is taking this moment in time to embark on a restart and refocus of our work as it relates to racial equity, and we want to hear from you.
The Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts released its findings from Phase I of the pilot which launched in January 2020 in Springfield and Berkshire County.
Cultural District managers are playing key roles in COVID-19 relief and recovery efforts statewide.