Power of Culture Blog
$1.85M Awarded to 740 Cultural Festivals & Projects
Grants to support publicly available cultural activities taking place across the state
Cultural organizations across the Commonwealth are continuing to find innovative and creative solutions to connect with their communities, as they rebuild from the impact of the COVID pandemic. Mass Cultural Council is pleased to support 176 organizations across the Commonwealth with $431,000 in Projects grants for programming during July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022.
Part of the Cultural Investment Portfolio, Projects grants are one-year grants for public programming that provides access, excellence, diversity, or education in the arts, humanities, or sciences. These grants frequently provide a point of entry for smaller organizations, many of whom provide unique opportunities for Massachusetts residents to participate with cultural events in their own communities.
This year, 42% of Projects applicants were organizations applying to Mass Cultural Council for the first time. 37% of Projects grant recipients were first-time applicants. First-time grantees include:
Projects grants support Mass Cultural Council’s goal of growing the economy.