$100,000 to support the role of cultural experiences as a protective factor in the health and well-being of all people in the Commonwealth
Creative Approaches for Health and Wellness in Springfield, MA
Mass Cultural Council’s “CultureRx”: Evaluation of a Social Prescription Pilot is an exciting new report that explores intersections of arts, culture, and health.
Through this pilot, the Agency is working with experts in the field and a cohort of organizations.
This cohort of programs paints a diverse picture of the potential of culture as a vehicle for improved public and personal heath in Massachusetts.
The Public Health Institute of Western Massachusetts released its findings from Phase I of the pilot which launched in January 2020 in Springfield and Berkshire County.
Media sponsorships are part of our long-term effort to leverage our unique position as Massachusetts’ largest public investor in arts and culture to raise the visibility and impact of our sector.
Last week, Mass Cultural Council officially launched the CultureRx Initiative with a well-attended public briefing for legislators, staff, and cultural partners at the Massachusetts State House.
We are now accepting Expressions of Interest from cultural organizations that want to participate in our Social Prescription Pilot.
Today Mass Cultural Council and Massachusetts Health Connector joined state and local leaders, cultural organizations, and public health officials in Amherst to celebrate an innovative new partnership and launch ConnectorCare Card to Culture.
This month the Mass Cultural Council teamed up with our Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development Committee chairs in the state Legislature, Senator Edward J. Kennedy (D- Lowell) and Rep. Paul McMurtry (D-Dedham) to spread the word about our new partnership with the Massachusetts Health Connector, the ConnectorCare Card to Culture Program.
CultureRx is a new Mass Cultural Council initiative that advances the role of culture as a protective factor for the health of everyone in the Commonwealth.
Learn about our partnership with the Massachusetts Health Connector to make the power of culture accessible to a wider range of Massachusetts’ residents.
Executive Director Anita Walker's remarks at MASSCreative’s 2019 Arts Advocacy Day: I just read about a new book that contends “the bright side has been denied the attention it deserves.” That’s not because there isn’t plenty of bright side. I’m looking at it…all of you...filling this hall. ...
A homeless man is curled up asleep on the grate by the theater. He’s there every night. Addicts hang out in the alley by the stage door. Theatergoers look away as they pass, annoyed by the intrusion on their lovely evening. Mandy Precious works at the theater. She doesn’t look away. She invites them in.