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STARS Residencies will be funded in 274 schools across the Commonwealth and reach more than 30,000 students.
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Mass Cultural Council has published the STARS Residencies program guidelines for the 2022-2023 school year.
STARS Residencies support creative learning residencies of 3 days or more at Massachusetts K-12 schools in the arts, sciences, and humanities with teaching artists, scientists, or humanists. Any Massachusetts school serving grades K-12 is eligible to host one residency per school year.
Mass Cultural Council has made important changes to the FY23 STARS Residencies program as part of our commitment to equity, access, and inclusion across all programs. Starting this year:
As always, schools may be involved in only one STARS application per school year, regardless of who is the applicant. If two applications are submitted involving the same school, the school principal will be contacted and asked to identify the one application the school will support.
The FY23 STARS Residencies online application will be available on September 28, 2022. The application deadline is October 25, 2022 at 11:59pm (ET). To access the application, you must be registered in Mass Cultural Council’s online grants management system.
For more information, review the program guidelines and FAQs. You can also attend the online information session on October 3 from 5-6pm (a recording will be available afterward on the program guidelines page) or contact Program Manager Diane Daily at 617-858-2709.