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.
The META Fellowship, a partnership between Mass Cultural Council and The Klarman Family Foundation, is the first program of its kind to convene a statewide community of music educators and teaching artists.
From September 2016 to August 2018, Mass Cultural Council and The Klarman Family Foundation piloted a two-year program focused on music educators and teaching artists from across Massachusetts.
Mass Cultural Council is proud to award 15 new Amplify grants for 2019 totaling $15,000. Directed to projects designed and executed by young people in programs receiving YouthReach or SerHacer funding, Amplify furthers the Commonwealth’s investment in youth leadership and empowerment.
This fall Hamilton, the musical and cultural phenomenon, drew standing-room-only crowds from adults and children of all ages during its run at the Boston Opera House. Along with the show came the Hamilton Education Program — a partnership between The Gilder Lehrman Institute, the producers of Hamilton, and the Lin-Manuel Miranda family — in which students from high schools with high percentages of low-income families are invited to see the show and integrate Alexander Hamilton and the founding era into their classroom studies.