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
Mass Cultural Council is prioritizing five action items to help the cultural sector manage financial disruption associated with coronavirus.
The Arts for All Coalition is drawing attention to the role arts can play in the Student Opportunity Act. This new state law offers new funding opportunities to improve education, especially in Gateway Cities across the Commonwealth.
Last month, Mass Cultural Council proudly awarded 15 new Amplify grants for 2020 totaling $22,500.
This fiscal year Mass Cultural Council is investing $1.15 million into classrooms across the Commonwealth with 283 grants to support creative learning through the arts, humanities, and sciences for Massachusetts’ students.
A pilot round of grants have been awarded to organizations participating in our Foster Families Pilot Program which supports programming that connects youth and families in the foster care system to cultural opportunities in Western Massachusetts.
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.
Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education, Mass Cultural Council, Arts|Learning, and Lesley University are co-hosting this event.
As part of our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan, we've created a new process for broadening our pool of panelists.
A new program from Mass Cultural Council is stepping into a significant and systemic gap in the youth arts ecosystem.
The META Fellowship, a partnership between Mass Cultural Council and The Klarman Family Foundation, is the first program of its kind to convene a statewide community of music educators and teaching artists.
Check out our Fall grant opportunities for Educators & Schools