This represents the highest level of funding proposed for the Agency, and by extension, the cultural sector, by the state in decades.
This 3-Step Plan Calls for FY22 Budget Spending; Bond Authorizations; and Bills to Stabilize, Rebuild, and Provide COVID Relief to the Cultural Sector
Simone Early and Robert L. Price now serve on the governing body of Mass Cultural Council.
Cultural organizations report $588.3M in lost revenue; Artists cite $30.4M in lost income; 30K cultural jobs impacted statewide.
The FY21 plan includes a range of grant programs, services, and initiatives to support the arts, humanities, and sciences in communities across Massachusetts.
183 nonprofits were awarded Cultural Organization Economic Recovery Grants in partnership with the Executive Office of Housing & Economic Development.
Bobbitt, currently the Artistic Director of the New Repertory Theatre in Watertown, MA, will officially join the Agency on February 1, 2021, thereby becoming the most senior cultural official in the Commonwealth.
Mass Cultural Council to Administer Cultural Organization Economic Recovery Program in Partnership with Baker-Polito Administration's Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development
Cultural Organizations Report $484M in Lost Revenue, Artists Cite $20M in Lost Revenue, More than 30K Cultural Jobs Impacted by Pandemic Since March
MA cultural nonprofits report $425M in lost revenue with 17K jobs impacted and $441.8M in total recovery costs.
The governing board of the Mass Cultural Council has approved the Fall River Waterfront Cultural District. This state designation will help stimulate new arts and cultural activity and attract creative businesses for the City.
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.