Johnson String Project Ensures High-Quality Instruments for Young Musicians
CYD orgs identified staffing, mental health, and a need for consistent networking as primary challenges
The work of Rajaiah Jones and the Alumni Council shows the creativity and innovation they injected into our work as grantmakers
Bendu Davis shares their experience with building connections with CYD youth and alumni
Youth leaders created a zine to document their six-month term
Mass Cultural Council is working in partnership with The Klarman Family Foundation, Linde Family Foundation, New England Conservatory, and 70 teaching artists to bridge the gap in pre-professional teacher training and the reality of community-based work.
During the first year of the pandemic, CYD groups throughout Massachusetts pivoted their operations rapidly to maintain and deepen connections with young people.
Working with young people to be creative forces for positive change in their own lives and in their communities.
Mass Cultural Council is partnering with EdVestors to extend support to youth arts organizations
Mass Cultural Council is enlisting these artists to help us better infuse youth voice into the work of systemic, social change in Massachusetts.
Through our CYD Community calls, the field has shared their experiences with funders and identified areas where they could use more support.
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.
Developed through our work with the Creative Youth Development National Partnership
Youth arts leader and Creative Youth Development alum Hannah Parker speaks to creativity, connection, and change.
An amazing thing happened in March of 2020 – with no preparation, no warning, and no training, teachers around the world had to pivot toward creating learning experiences with empty classrooms and studios.
Creative Youth Development programs serve some of the most vulnerable youth in Massachusetts. Often these are young people for whom home and school have not been places of support but, instead, the source of trauma in their lives. During the current pandemic, however, many of these youth are sheltered, or trapped, in place in these homes.
$475K from the National Endowment for the Art's CARES Act allocation will be awarded to 74 CYD programs statewide.
Last month, Mass Cultural Council proudly awarded 15 new Amplify grants for 2020 totaling $22,500.
Inside an unassuming Victorian-era building, just west of downtown Holyoke, is one of the nation’s most distinctive creative community development initiatives: The Care Center. It is an example of what can happen when culture and creativity form the foundation to dismantle systemic barriers for individuals, as well as communities.
A new program from Mass Cultural Council is stepping into a significant and systemic gap in the youth arts ecosystem.