Power of Culture Blog
The Initiative received a 2023 Urbanism Award from the New England Chapter of the Congress for the New Urbanism
At Mass Cultural Council, we believe that festivals and public projects play a vital role in building community and celebrating the vibrant cultural landscape of the Commonwealth. This year, Mass Cultural Council proudly announced 740 recipients of FY23 Festivals & Projects grants, totaling $1,850,000.
The next grant round of Festivals & Projects will support activities incorporating the arts, humanities, or sciences that provide community and/or public benefit and take place between July 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024. These awards of $2,500* will support outdoor performances, art workshops, public art projects, pop-up markets, small capital projects, art and nature hikes, regional food festivals, cultural celebrations – and more – across the Commonwealth.
In the FY24 grant cycle, eligibility remains intentionally broad and includes:
Eligible projects must have a minimum of $2,500 in cash expenses, including the full cost of the project – there are no limits on overhead or indirect costs.
The application deadline is June 8, 2023. Program guidelines are now available. The online application opens April 25.
*Program spending subject to FY24 state budget appropriation and spending plan approval by the governing Council.