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.
LCCs approved grants this year for nearly 7,000 community-based projects in the arts, humanities, and sciences. Then COVID-19 hit.
$475K from the National Endowment for the Art's CARES Act allocation will be awarded to 74 CYD programs statewide.
We've awarded $1,000 grants to 272 individual artists and individual teaching artists, humanists, and scientists whose creative practices and incomes have been impacted by COVID-19.
Nearly 700 organizations responding to Mass Cultural Council surveys report more than $264,000,000 in lost revenue since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
Mass Cultural Council is issuing a second survey to collect data on the economic impact of COVID-19 on cultural organizations. Please respond to this survey by April 14, 2020.
Our governing Council has approved two COVID-19 relief efforts to help individuals and cultural organizations address economic impacts associated with the coronavirus pandemic.