Our three-year plan outlines internal and external steps we will take to support and encourage an anti-racist cultural sector in the Commonwealth.
A personal testimonial from the Executive Director
Mass Cultural Council featured in national report on equity strategies
We invite cultural organizations that want to increase public participation to apply by November 15, 2021.
27 UP Designated Organizations awarded $3,000 Innovation Fund grants.
These cultural organizations are committed to embracing access as a system that anticipates and responds to our human diversity.
Join the Innovation and Learning Network
As part of our Universal Participation (UP) Initiative, Mass Cultural Council invites cultural organizations that demonstrate inclusive practices to apply for an UP Designation.
As the pandemic continues, an Access response to technology and virtual programming is emerging.
Some ways you can receive support from the Agency while we await further news on the state budget.
The governing Council of the Mass Cultural Council voted unanimously to approve a Resolution put forth to recommit to the Agency’s strategic pillar focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Last week, our Universal Participation (UP) Initiative proudly presented the 2020 UP Award to Abilities Dance Boston. Our live stream series celebrated organizations for their excellence in access and inclusion.
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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