These “magnificent seven” individuals are your community’s connection to the power of culture.
To date, in FY22 LCCs have awarded 6,472 grants to everything from murals to lectures, festivals, and performances.
Local Cultural Councils Share How They've Gone After Municipal Monies
329 Local Cultural Councils to support public programs in every community in Massachusetts.
$5.9M given statewide in support of public programs such as exhibitions, readings, festivals, and performances.
Newton Cultural Council and Northborough Cultural Council offer examples for celebrating their grant recipients during this period of social distancing.
A look at some of the incredible work that surfaced in response to the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic
Urge your state legislators to support and co-sponsor H. 3378 and S. 2243.
Local Cultural Councils practice engagement in ways that are responsive to their specific communities. Here are some tips and examples.
LCCs are exploring what the growing energy around social justice, racial equity, and accessibility means for them and their communities.
Creatives are finding ways to make and share their work with the world. These Local Cultural Council grant recipients in Central and Western Mass are no exception.
COVID-19 has devastated the arts and cultural sector. No more gigs. No more plays. No more gallery showings. Still, as they usually do, artists are finding ways to make and share their art with the world.
LCCs approved grants this year for nearly 7,000 community-based projects in the arts, humanities, and sciences. Then COVID-19 hit.
Physically distancing ourselves from one another does not necessarily mean losing social connections. Rather, it gives us all an opportunity to think creatively about what we can do and how we can connect in different ways.
Examples of how LCCs have utilized grant receptions to strengthen relationships with their communities.
The Communities Team shared the power of culture and news of CultureRx with fellow state employees, elected officials, and policy-makers at Mass Municipal Association’s Annual Meeting & Trade Show.
Tips and stories for recruitment best practices from a few Local Cultural Councils across the Commonwealth.
Shuchita Rao is a long-time educator of Indian music and culture in the Greater Boston area and a grant recipient from the Sharon Cultural Council. We spoke with her about what it means to share her culture with the broader community.
Through our Community Initiative, Mass Cultural Council works to support all 351 cities and towns in the Commonwealth. Over the last two years, our Cultural Compact pilot program supported a new and innovative approach to elevating arts and culture in communities.
Each spring, we encourage Local Cultural Councils (LCCs) to gather community input to better inform council priorities for each granting season. Input can be gathered from in-person conversations, public convenings, and/or through surveys. Collecting viewpoints from members of the community can help LCC members better understand the community’s needs, interests, and knowledge of local resources.