Power of Culture Blog
Local Cultural Councils Award 7,500 Grants for Community-Based Projects
A total of $7.2M in grants for cultural programming will be made in cities and towns across the state
Check out these episodes of Creative Minds Out Loud, Mass Cultural Council’s podcast:
Susan Wissler, Executive Director of The Mount, shares her experience of bringing an organization back from the precipice, and how retiring its $9M debt helped its community rethink what a historic home can be.
Edmund Barry Gaither, Director of the National Center of Afro-American Artists, says this moment in Roxbury is “a moment of becoming.” He discusses work underway by Elma Lewis Partners and the recently-designated Roxbury Cultural District to use economic development to gift a community with a first-rate cultural and educational institution by 2020.
In 2018, the first casino in Massachusetts opens in Springfield. Tina D’Agostino, President of the Springfield Performing Arts Development Corporation, joined us last year to discuss what the addition of a casino could mean to the city, its performing arts centers, and their audiences.