Mass Cultural Council’s Universal Participation (UP) Award celebrates excellence in access and inclusion throughout the Commonwealth’s cultural sector.
Tactical steps your organization can take now to make your low-cost access programs more welcoming.
For the second year we are providing professional development grants for staff at UP Designated organizations to attend the Kennedy Center for the Performing Art’s LEAD Conference (Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability).
Organizations from our 2019 Innovation and Learning Network share their concluding priorities and implementation plans around Universal Participation.
In August, our Universal Participation (UP) Initiative received the 2019 LEAD Community Asset Award at the Kennedy Center’s Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD) Conference.
The second year of EBT Card to Culture showed continued growth and enthusiasm. Feedback from EBT cardholders has been incredibly positive and touching. Organizations report many new visitors through the program, and the return of patrons who hadn’t been able to visit in years.
Culture is intrinsically valuable and unique in its ability to lift the human spirit. Cultural diversity is as necessary for humankind as biodiversity is for nature. Mass Cultural Council must be a leader in making Massachusetts a place of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
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We're proud to announce that our Universal Participation (UP) Initiative now provides a professional development grant to attend the Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability (LEAD) conference put on by the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Congratulations to the 10 recipients of this new $1,000 grant!
Check out recent episodes of Creative Minds Out Loud, Mass Cultural Council's podcast, featuring:
- Eileen McCaffery of Community Music School of Springfield and Julie Jaron of Springfield Public Schools
- Lee Blake of the New Bedford Historical Society
- Neil Gordon of Discovery Museum