Working with young people to be creative forces for positive change in their own lives and in their communities.
FY22 spending plan adopted by governing Council
Schools can apply for $700-$5,500 to support residencies that bring students and teachers together with practicing artists, scientists, and scholars.
Schools and teaching artists/humanists/scientists remain dedicated to creative learning, even during this most challenging school year.
7,229 students, 215 teachers, 40 schools, and 1 cultural organization participated in Poetry Out Loud Massachusetts in 2021.
Mass Cultural Council is partnering with EdVestors to extend support to youth arts organizations
Mass Cultural Council is enlisting these artists to help us better infuse youth voice into the work of systemic, social change in Massachusetts.
Support for creative learning residencies of three days or more in the arts, sciences, and humanities.
Calling students and teachers who love history – registration opens on January 15, 2021
Through our CYD Community calls, the field has shared their experiences with funders and identified areas where they could use more support.
Mass Cultural Council has compiled final report data from FY20 YouthReach and SerHacer grant recipients to offer an analysis of what this cohort went through during the first months of the pandemic.
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.
Some ways you can receive support from the Agency while we await further news on the state budget.
Developed through our work with the Creative Youth Development National Partnership
Youth arts leader and Creative Youth Development alum Hannah Parker speaks to creativity, connection, and change.
Students in grades 6-12 perform extensive research, analyze primary sources, and present their findings through papers, exhibits, performances, websites, and documentaries.
An amazing thing happened in March of 2020 – with no preparation, no warning, and no training, teachers around the world had to pivot toward creating learning experiences with empty classrooms and studios.
Creative Youth Development programs serve some of the most vulnerable youth in Massachusetts. Often these are young people for whom home and school have not been places of support but, instead, the source of trauma in their lives. During the current pandemic, however, many of these youth are sheltered, or trapped, in place in these homes.
$475K from the National Endowment for the Art's CARES Act allocation will be awarded to 74 CYD programs statewide.
Check out recent episodes of Creative Minds Out Loud, Mass Cultural Council's podcast, featuring:
- L’Merchie Frazier of the Museum of African American History, Boston/Nantucket
- Marquis Victor of Elevated Thought
- Craig Coogan of Boston Gay Men’s Chorus