Grants of $1,500 are available to Massachusetts individual artists and independent teaching artists/humanists/scientists who have lost income as a direct result of COVID-19.
New capital spending to revitalize cultural sector. Governor Baker has 10 days to review and act on this legislation.
183 nonprofits were awarded Cultural Organization Economic Recovery Grants in partnership with the Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development.
Mass Cultural Council to Administer Cultural Organization Economic Recovery Program in Partnership with Baker-Polito Administration's Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development
Cultural Organizations Report $484M in Lost Revenue, Artists Cite $20M in Lost Revenue, More than 30K Cultural Jobs Impacted by Pandemic Since March
Through our CYD Community calls, the field has shared their experiences with funders and identified areas where they could use more support.
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.
Mass Cultural Council seeks content experts to assist nonprofit organizations responding to the unique challenges of operating and programming during the COVID-19 crisis.
We're collecting COVID-19 economic impact data through Oct. 30 to directly inform continued advocacy efforts on behalf of the cultural sector for public relief and mitigation assistance.
Mass Cultural Council has compiled final report data from FY20 YouthReach and SerHacer grant recipients to offer an analysis of what this cohort went through during the first months of the pandemic.
Because the MA House and Senate each endorsed its own version of the bill, a Conference Committee was appointed to reconcile the two bills and develop a final conference report.
MA cultural nonprofits report $425M in lost revenue with 17K jobs impacted and $441.8M in total recovery costs.
Read the testimony delivered on July 15, 2020 to the Massachusetts Senate
Through Safe Harbors, the Agency was able to help organizations understand and access federal assistance through the CARES Act, and provide broad and high-touch capacity building services.
The following testimony was submitted to the Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development on behalf of H. 4755 – An Act establishing a COVID-19 nonprofit cultural organizations emergency fund.
These grants were made possible by a donation from the GKV Foundation.
We're gathering data from cultural organizations across the Commonwealth so that we can better communicate the necessary financial, human, intellectual, and social capital needed to fully recover from the coronavirus crisis.
With most spring and summer festivals postponed or cancelled, festival producers, artists, and community stakeholders are coming together to process how that will impact the livelihood of towns and cities, and to explore new and creative ways of engaging audiences.
The arts and culture are essential to our health and our economy. This was the consensus at the conclusion of an online Town Hall Forum with Congressman Jim McGovern, presented by Mass Cultural Council and the Worcester Cultural Coalition.
The GKV Foundation in New York City has generously donated $30,000 for Mass Cultural Council to award.