52 Performing Arts Centers Receive Funds to Help Compete with Casinos, Attract Touring Artists
Today the MassDevelopment Board of Directors approved $9,302,400 in new grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Facilities Fund.
$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.
Our governing Council has approved two COVID-19 relief efforts to help individuals and cultural organizations address economic impacts associated with the coronavirus pandemic.
In just under a week, 566 cultural nonprofits and 595 individual artists/independent teaching artists-humanists-scientists responded to our survey. The results are striking and demand attention.
At the time of her retirement, Walker, nationally recognized as an innovative and visionary leader for the creative economy and nonprofit cultural sector, will have led the Council for more than 13 years.
This fiscal year Mass Cultural Council is investing $1.15 million into classrooms across the Commonwealth with 283 grants to support creative learning through the arts, humanities, and sciences for Massachusetts’ students.
Today Governor Baker released a budget for FY21 that proposes an investment of $16.3M for the arts, humanities, and sciences through the Mass Cultural Council, representing a 9.455% funding reduction from FY20.