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Our Case Statement for Increased Public Investment in Arts & Culture

Dawn Heinen, Digital Communications Manager

Cover art for the FY20 legislative case statement

Mass Cultural Council seeks a state appropriation of $18 million for FY20, a $2 million increase from the current fiscal year. The agency will put these funds to work toward a Commonwealth where:

  • Culture elevates the quality of life and well-being of all communities
  • Culture drives growth and opportunity through the creative economy
  • Culture is inclusive, equitable, and embraces our diversity
  • Culture empowers a new generation through creative youth development and education

Read complete FY20 budget request (PDF).

Mass Cultural Council has also released a case statement on the benefits of arts and cultural funding to the state’s economy, communities, and the education of our young people – and what long-term reinvestment in Mass Cultural Council’s work can accomplish. We will be sharing these updated figures with the Massachusetts legislature this budget season along with our FY20 budget request.

Download the Case Statement