Legislators are starting the process of determining how to invest these federal funds.
Governor Baker now has 10 days to review and act on the budget.
Mass Cultural Council is seeking to secure $20M for the cultural sector in FY22.
Senate approves Mass Cultural Council’s $20M spending request
This represents the highest level of funding proposed for the Agency, and by extension, the cultural sector, by the state in decades.
We've compiled funding maps in partnership with the National Association of State Arts Agencies and MASSCreative to demonstrate the breadth of public investments made to support the arts, humanities, and sciences in Massachusetts.
This 3-Step Plan Calls for FY22 Budget Spending; Bond Authorizations; and Bills to Stabilize, Rebuild, and Provide COVID Relief to the Cultural Sector
The Agency hopes this infusion of public dollars will help creative individuals and cultural organizations rebuild from the economic crisis precipitated from COVID-19.
Robust public investment is necessary to stabilize and restore the Commonwealth’s once vibrant and booming cultural sector.
This is the first step in the annual budget-building process.
The FY21 plan includes a range of grant programs, services, and initiatives to support the arts, humanities, and sciences in communities across Massachusetts.
Mass Cultural Council is thrilled to receive level funding in FY21.
In a joint advocacy effort by the cultural sector, the Executive Directors of MASSCreative, Mass Humanities, and Mass Cultural Council delivered the following letter to Governor Baker today.
Governor Baker has 10 days to review and act on the conference budget.
Legislature Invests $18.2M into Cultural Sector through Mass Cultural Council
Mass Cultural Council has received a level funding recommendation - equal to $18.2M and consistent with the House’s FY21 recommendation.
For Mass Cultural Council to receive a level funding recommendation during a global pandemic that has financially devastated the economy – including our cultural sector – is truly significant.
Pending necessary approvals on Beacon Hill, the Commonwealth stands poised to make a $69.3M investment of new public funds into the cultural sector through Mass Cultural Council.
The following testimony was submitted to the House and Senate Committees on Ways & Means today.
This figure equals the line item appropriation the Governor proposed in his original H2 budget bill in January – prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.