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Culture enriches.

There is no community without culture: it defines our understanding of the world, provides us with a shared language, and creates meaningful connections between people, places, and institutions. More specifically, culture enriches the quality of life and well-being of individuals and families across Massachusetts. That’s why we support Local Cultural Councils, festival organizers, Cultural Districts, and artists and nonprofit cultural organizations to deliver powerful cultural experiences to everyone in our communities.

Cultural Districts

An initiative to allow communities to create state-sponsored cultural districts to stimulate new arts and cultural activity and attract creative businesses

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Festivals & Projects

Grants of $2,500 for organizations to fund activities that provide public benefit using the arts, humanities, or sciences.

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Festivals Toolkit

A guide for improving audience development and engagement, a project between Mass Cultural Council and ArtsBoston.

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Cultural Facilities Fund

Nonprofit cultural organizations and municipalities that own cultural facilities may be eligible to apply for Cultural Facilities Fund grants

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New England Foundation for the Art’s free, online cultural directory, CreativeGround, connects you with creative New England. Search, create a profile, and connect today.

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Useful Links

A standing list of links showcasing some of the funding, services, and resources available to support the dynamic work of creative and cultural organizations

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CultureRx Initiative

A Mass Cultural Council initiative that advances the role of culture as a protective factor for the health of everyone in the Commonwealth

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